Irish actor Michael Fassbender
, who was nominated for Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe
awards, may have had his Oscar hopes dashed by his god-given gift, and not his acting.
highly-praised up-front and revealing performance in Shame may have cost him an Oscar
nomination because the voters may have been distracted by his impressive anatomical make-up.
At the Golden Globe’s George Clooney
revealed to the world that the Kerry actor could play golf without the need for traditional clubs.
An influential academy voter told the LA Times
: "He's a guy who's unfamiliar to a lot of people and did a movie that's really intimate. That was a super-brave performance but ... perhaps it inspired people to fantasize, and not actually vote."