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The following FYC ads are designed by Hupsakeek and Simone in a show of support for Michael Fassbender in his quest for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award which will be handed out on Sunday, March 2. The sole intent of FYC ads is pure marketing to highlight focus on a film or a performance in a film, and target the ads to the award voting audience. Unfortunately, some studios may not have the budget to create FYC ads and then pay for ad space in Hollywood trade publications, or on popular websites. For FoxSearchlight, since I have not seen one FYC ad for Michael, I felt if just for fun and a creative exercise, Fassinating Fassbender would create our own. We're very proud of Michael Fassbender's performance in 12 Years a Slave, and we think those who vote in the BAFTAs and Oscars, should know this.

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This image was selected because it is a close-up shot of Edwin's face showing his pain, conflicts, fears, and ignorance. Michael Fassbender said that Edwin Epps is not evil, he's a human being who is a victim of the slavery system himself.

Edwin finds justification of his actions from the bible, its "scripture" dictates his actions, behaviors, and violence. New slaves on his land are informed immediately that if they do not produce their cotton quota or misbehave in the slightest, God told him that has his property, he can do with them as he pleases. And he does with great brutality.

Through the talents of Michael Fassbender, he brought to life a scary and horrible man. At some moments he was a handsome man who appeared rational and sober, but underneath was a tragic man who was the complete opposite. Living in a loveless home, surrounded by people he considered less than human, and conflicted, confused, and guilty about his feelings for one slave in particular. There are multiple layers to Epps and Michael did a phenomenal job in expressing the human side of this pitiful monster.

The last three just above features Lupita Nyong'o as Patsy, the focus of Edwin's animalistic lust. How he preys upon her almost overshadows Solomon's plight as the protagonist of 12YAS. As an actor, Michael had to get inside the head of a man who was a character in a man's memoirs of his captivity. Michael had no other records to go by to frame and animate Epps. But what Michael does do with this character was bring to life someone that caused audience members to cry, fear, hate, loathe, and also pity. Not many actors can do that.


St├ęphanie said...

Very nice work, thank you to Michael and his fans

Simone Cromer said...

Thanks Stephanie. This was a lot of fun.

Simone said...

I'm going to just add this into the comments section here. In an article from Variety, Robert Redford was asked at the Sundance Film Festival about him not being nominated for an Oscar for 'All is Lost'.

Here is what he had to say, which is what we need to take into consideration in Michael's actual pursuit of the Oscar:

“Let me speak frankly about how I feel about it,” Redford said. “I don’t want that to get in the way of why we’re here,” referencing his commitment to independent film.

He pointed out that director J.C. Chandor had made his debut at Sundance several years ago.

“I’ve been part of the Hollywood film industry for much of my career,” he said. “I’m very happy about it. Hollywood is what it is. It’s a business.”

“There’s a lot of campaigning going on and it can be very political,” he added about the Oscars race.

Then he took a jab at Lionsgate, the studio that released “All is Lost.”

“In our case, we suffered from little to no distribution,” he said. “I don’t know what they were afraid of. They didn’t want to spend money or they were incapable.”

“We had no campaign to cross over into the mainstream,” he explained.

But he said he had no hard feelings. “Would it have been wonderful to be nominated?” he asked. “Of course. I’m not disturbed by it or upset by it.”

So in Michael's case, he made it to the nomination round, the question now is, what is FoxSearchlight, willing and able to do for him to help him win?


dianne said...

very nice indeed! :-)