Fassbender hoping for Oscar nod
Michael Fassbender has admitted he is hoping to be nominated for an Oscar for one of his latest roles.
The 36-year-old German-Irish actor is tipped for a nod for his performances in in The Counsellor and 12 Years A Slave and reportedly told Sky News it would be the "icing on the cake" if he was recognised by the Academy.
The actor plays a brutal slave owner in 12 Years A Slave, and stars as a lawyer who gets caught up in organised crime in The Counsellor. Both are expected to be big films during the next awards season.
Michael said: "I don't have a litmus test for the darkest role, I just like the script and story. I don't know why this is happening. It might be time to do a comedy."
The star was previously nominated for Bafta and Golden Globe awards for the film Shame.