'12 Years A Slave' Cast Receives 2014 Screen Actors Guild Nomination For Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture
Congratulations to Chiwetel Ejiofor (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role), Lupita Nyong’o (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role) and Michael Fassbender (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role) for their individual SAG nominations as well as their ensemble nomination. ‘12 Years A Slave’ leads the SAG Awards with four nominations.
Michael Fassbender Has Been Nominated For A 2014 Screen Actors Guild Award For His Performance As Edwin Epps In ‘12 Years A Slave’
Michael Fassbender & Steve McQueen Photographed By Robin Holland For MovieMaker Magazine
Following up on my Thanksgiving day post with some scans from my issue of the magazine.
Michael Fassbender & Steve McQueen In The Fall Issue Of MovieMaker
Scans from my issue of the magazine
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!
I’M THANKFUL FOR THE DIRECTOR AND HIS MUSE.
FYI, this is a photo I took with my phone of a photo in a magazine (the name of which escapes me but I’ll post it once I return home later this week). I love this photo because it shows how close they are and because it looks like a ‘success story’ photo from a gay matchmaking website.
Y’all, I’m taking a personal moment to do my happy dance for
my baby’s Fassy’s first official nomination of awards season. Congrats, Fass! May there be many more! #lovethismansomuch #werk! #damnsurehurttocrossitout
Michael Fassbender Has Been Nominated For An Independent Spirit Award
'12 Years A Slave' dominated the nominations at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the premier awards show for the independent film community. The nominees were announced this morning in Los Angeles and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Best Male Lead), Lupita Nyong’o (Best Supporting Female) and Michael Fassbender (Best Supporting Male) were each nominated for their brilliant performances in ‘12 Years A Slave’. Steve McQueen (Best Director, Best Feature), Sean Bobbitt (Best Cinematography) and John Ridley (Best Screenplay) also garnered nominations along with producers Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Arnon Milchan and Bill Pohlad (Best Feature). View full list of nominees here.
Best Feature: Producers
Best Director: Steve McQueen
Best Male Lead: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Female: Lupita Nyong’o
Best Supporting Male: Michael Fassbender
Best Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt
Best Screenplay: John Ridley
Michael Fassbender In Edited Screen Caps From ‘The Bent Bullet’ Video & Website
Edited Screen Caps From ‘The Bent Bullet’ Viral Website
Michael Fassbender’s Erik Lehnsherr is implicated in the mutant plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy.
THE BENT BULLET: JFK AND THE MUTANT CONSPIRACY
Half a century ago, Magneto was implicated in the mutant plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. The events of that fateful day in November have been a point of contention between humans and the mutants ever since.
James McAvoy On Michael Fassbender As Edwin Epps In ‘12 Years a Slave’
James McAvoy beautifully critiques Michael Fassbender’s perfomance as Edwin Epps for ‘Variety’s’ SAG Preview: ‘Actors On Actors’.
I’m trying to get to the bottom of why my friend, someone I know and love, put terror in me. Perhaps the answer is obvious: He plays a bad man during a time in history where a person was deemed inferior due to the color of their skin.
The inferiority was often felt through slavery, where these people would be tortured, humiliated and punished among many other atrocities. It is a terrifying truth that this happened in the past and continues to happen today in differing circumstances on our planet.
So why did Michael Fassbender terrify me so much?
I think it’s because when I watch his unflinching work in this film, I not only believe in his hatred of those he enslaves (perhaps even of himself and his own family) but I also believe that anything could happen. Many actors can portray “darkness” and there is no doubt he has done that with great skill. But with Michael’s performance in “12 Years a Slave” he does something that few actors are able to pull off — he makes us believe at all times while he is on screen that anything could happen, that we the audience are not safe to trust that our hero will prevail.
History has taught us that anything could happen to this slave, but Michael’s performance makes us understand the helplessness felt in the face of such animal irrationality in that place and time.
Unpredictable, irrational, ruled by his instincts and possibly entirely by his fears, Michael’s performance as the slave-owning Epps terrifies me. Not just because he’s good at “playing dark” but because it suggests to me that the animal within is never far away and that it will constantly be on the lookout for a society in which to nest.
Fass Givin’ Face & A Little Bit Of Thigh | Screen Caps From This Vid
Michael Fassbender In ‘The Counselor’ | Exclusive Images Via GQ UK
Michael Fassbender | Edits of Some Fall 2011 Oldies But Goodies
Michael Fassbender - Photographed By Stan Godlewski | 3 of 3