Michael Fassbender in Shame: Still a ‘Shameful’ Snub

Home // Forums // Movies // Michael Fassbender in Shame: Still a ‘Shameful’ Snub

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 19 total)
Created
2 years ago
Last Reply
2 years ago
18
replies
721
views
17
users
2
1
1
  • FilmGuy619
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 13th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200262

    Despite it already being about 4 years ago, Michael Fassbender missing out for Best Actor for Shame still stings. Fassbender gave a very three-dimensional portrait of a man coping with sex addiction that is interestingly unsexy. He speaks very few words yet his eyes and facial expressions speak volumes. Honestly, I thought he was not only better than the actual nominees that year, but every Best Actor winner this decade. Shameful snub!

    Speaking of the category that year, it could use a little fixing:

    Tom Cullen, Weekend
    Michael Fassbender, Shame
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
    Chris New, Weekend
    Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

    That’s better!

    What do you guys think? You agree that Fassbender got badly snubbed? Let’s discuss. 

    Reply
    xoxo0
    Participant
    Joined:
    Sep 29th, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200264

    Not only he should’ve been nominated, but also my winner too. Fassbender gave the best male performances of the year. 

    ReplyCopy URL
    Anonymous
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 1970
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200265

    He hasn’t done anything worthy in “Shame”. Yeah, not even the nude scenes were all that impressive.

    I think he is also very dreadful in “12 Years a Slave”. One of the most overrated male actors in the recent memory. I really hope he’s good in “Steve Jobs” and “Macbeth”, though.

    ReplyCopy URL
    OnTheAisle
    Participant
    Joined:
    Sep 19th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200266

    Shame was an earnest effort. However, viewing the film was a fairly excruciating experience. I never intend to watch it a second time. I doubt few are.

    ReplyCopy URL
    SAGE HART
    Member
    Joined:
    Dec 8th, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200267

    Even though it is hard to watch, it’s one of my favorite movies. Although, unpopular opinion, not Best Actor-nom worthy to me. I don’t know why but something was missing for me! I can’t put my finger on it. But there was a royal snubbing for Best Director I know that for sure.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Milk Money
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 2nd, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200268

    Sorry didn’t see what was so special about Shame or his performance.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Rooney Moore
    Participant
    Joined:
    Aug 2nd, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200269

    I’m with Vince on this one. I did like the name of the thread though.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Carlo
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 6th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200270

    WIth Clooney and Dujardin, Fassbender gave one of that year best performance.

    Much better than Pitt bland turn in Moneyball (he should have been nodded in supporting for The Tree Of Life).

     

    ReplyCopy URL
    Sasha
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 24th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200271

    He was good but I don’t get a fuss about his nude scenes. You guys know he had semi the whole time? It was so transparent. lol

    ReplyCopy URL
    manakamana
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jul 28th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200272

    I think it’s a good performance that I might have nominated myself, but he’s been better and there were more egregious snubs even just that year — Michael Shannon in Take Shelter, Peyman Moaadi in a Separation, Tom Cullen and Chris New in Weekend, etc. Let alone outside that category (Tilda, anyone?). 

    What doomed his Oscar campaign was the phallic fascination with his performance. I’m sure it was less dick-envy from the male voters of the Academy than simply being unimpressed that the driving narrative behind his work seemed to revolve around his cock, much to Fassbender’s valid annoyance. That pushed him to the edge of the conversation in that category at which point the BAFTA voters felt more compelled to recognize the famously unnominated veteran Gary Oldman. 

    ReplyCopy URL
    Eddy Q
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 13th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200273

    Excellent performance which I’d nominate in a heart beat, but for me he just misses out on being the best of the year. I think Gary Oldman was even finer, with a chilling presence and immaculate vocal delivery. Also, I expect the gods of GoldDerby will rain down on me for saying this, but I think Jean Dujardin thoroughly deserved his Oscar.

    To be honest, I’m kicking myself for being so worked up about the Fassbender snub back then, as it should’ve been obvious it wasn’t gonna happen. If I’d known more about the Academy, I’d have realised how many voters would turn off their screener after five minutes when he takes a butt-naked wazz. Anyway I’m starting to think I might prefer him in Hunger, which is a better film overall.

    ReplyCopy URL
    babypook
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 4th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200274

    Well, I’m no true ‘fan’ of Mulligan, but this for me is her very best perf (so far). She outshone Fassbender imo.

    His performance and character made me laugh. Plus, sexual addiction my ass.

    However, he can take his clothes off again if he wishes.    

    ReplyCopy URL
    Eddy Q
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 13th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200275

    Plus, sexual addiction my ass.

    Are you suggesting it doesn’t exist? If so, I’d suggest only those who’ve experienced sexual addiction can have a valid opinion on it. Whether or not it’s comparable to alcohol or drug addictions in a scientific sense, it’s still a serious issue.

    Actually the term “sex addiction” isn’t used at all in the film. It merely depicts entirely plausible sexually compulsive behaviour. 

    ReplyCopy URL
    Tony Ruiz
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 5th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200276

    Fassbender’s snub is particularly egregious considering who the winner was that year, whcih still ranks as one of the most abysmal wins in that category…EVER!

    ReplyCopy URL
    Emmys2011
    Participant
    Joined:
    Aug 29th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #200277

    Still a shameful snub. I think both him and Pitt gave the best male performances of the year.

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 19 total)
Reply To: Michael Fassbender in Shame: Still a ‘Shameful’ Snub

You can use BBCodes to format your content.
Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

Similar Topics
Jake - Aug 22, 2017
Movies
wilfred... - Aug 21, 2017
Movies