Michael Fassbender is humbled to land a second Oscar nomination.
The German-Irish star is in the running for an Academy Award at the 2016 ceremony, landing a best actor nod for his portrayal of the late Apple founder in the big screen biopic. He was previously up for best supporting actor for 12 Years a Slave in 2014, but hasn’t let the second honour go to his head.
“I just feel very lucky, very privileged,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s been such a great year for cinema, even films that haven’t been nominated.
“I don’t think it ever changes. The first time, again, I was very humbled by the consideration. It’s the same this time, especially considering the company that I’m in and the performances that haven’t been considered. It’s always very exciting… Well, not always, just the twice.”
His co-star Kate Winslet also scored a best supporting actress nomination for her portrayal of Steve’s colleague Joanna Hoffman, but screenwriter Aaron Sorkin missed out. Michael doesn’t understand why he was snubbed, but it makes him appreciate his own nomination even more.
“It’s baffling, but that’s why I was saying that I feel privileged,” he added. “You can never take these things for granted. I’m just baffled by that.”
Michael has just wrapped upcoming movie Assassin’s Creed, based on the video game. He plays the lead Callum Lynch and also serves as producer on the feature, which reunites him with his Macbeth co-star Marion Cotillard. But Michael has no time to relax as he starts shooting The Snowman and the sequel to Prometheus, Alien: Covenant, straight afterwards.
“I was (hoping) to take a break, when Steve Jobs landed on my lap,” Michael sighed. “I just couldn’t not do that. It was such a rare opportunity, so it just sort of went that way. But I feel good. I feel like I’ve got plenty of energy, but I will be enjoying that summer holiday.”
– Cover Media