Spotlight on Fassy
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Michael Fassbender collected the Spotlight Award last night at the NBR. Well it’s about time. I feel like Fassy’s lost a little momentum. You’ll recall, he was not nominated for a SAG. And with the race so tight this year, even though he deserves to be included, I don’t know that he’ll make it to the final five when Jennifer Lawrence calls out the names on January 24th. It’s certainly not a lock. Especially when he hasn’t been out there, working and hustling like the Clooneys and the Pitts and, yes, even the Oldmans. Oldman was definitely campaigning last week in LA and Palm Springs. Rather diligently, in fact.
If you’re a Fassy fangirl, you’re probably all like - yeah, well, my boy doesn’t need to suck dick for an award, he’s all about the art!
You remember when he bailed out on the A Dangerous Method premiere at TIFF because he wanted to go back to Venice to pick up his Best Actor Award, right? That was a poorly played campaign move, but it was a campaign move all the same. As for why Fassy hasn’t been present on the campaign circuit so much as the others, I suspect it has something to do with cash money. There just isn’t enough of it for him to be able to compete on the same scale with the others.
There you go, Fassy fans. He’s the 99%.
We’ll see more of Fassbender later this week. He’s expected at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday.
(Happy Birthday Amber!)