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Fassbender, Mortensen talk Oscar snubs

Thursday, February 02, 2012 - 02:23

Feb. 1 - Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen talk Oscar ommissions as they join co-star Keira Knightley on red carpet for ''A Dangerous Method'' UK premiere. Cindy Martin reports.

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Awards season is well and truly underway in Hollywood but there are two big names who won't be holding an Oscar this year. Michael Fassbender and David Cronenberg were both omitted from Academy Award nominations. Fassbender's role of a sex addict in Steve McQueen's "Shame" has been a hit with both critics and audiences. The Irish actor also stars in Cronenberg's new film "A Dangerous Method". Fassbender joined other stars of the film including Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen for the UK premiere in London (on Tuesday, January 31). Fassbender says he was disappointed not to receive an Oscar nod. SOUNDBITE: Michael Fassbender, saying (English): "Well of course there's that moment where you're like 'Hmm, (swear word omitted).' But like I've said before I'm living a pretty charmed life. A statue is nice but the fact I get to work with talented people is so much more nourishing and amazing for me." "A Dangerous Method" is Mortensen's third collaboration with Cronenberg. The two worked together previously on "Eastern Promises" and "History of Violence". Mortensen said Cronenberg is repeatedly getting snubbed by awards bodies, not just the Academy. SOUNDBITE: Viggo Mortensen, On Cronenberg, saying (English): "Once again David was ignored by BAFTA, by Oscar, by Golden Globes, by everyone, by Directors Guild. And I think it's really puzzling because he's recognised as one of our greatest living directors and many mediocre talents get nominated and sometimes win every year." "A Dangerous Method" tells the story of the birth of psychoanalysis with Mortensen playing Sigmund Freud and Fassbender as Carl Jung. Knightley plays Jung's formerly hysterical patient Sabina Spielrein, who becomes Jung's lover and later a psychologist herself. Fassbender is nominated for a Best Actor BAFTA however and the awards ceremony will take place on February 12. "A Dangerous Method" hits British cinemas a couple days before on February 10. Cindy Martin, Reuters

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Fassbender, Mortensen talk Oscar snubs

Thursday, February 02, 2012 - 02:23