Golden Globe nomination for Fassbender

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender

Kevin Hughes

KILLARNEY born Hollywood star Michael Fassbender has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in '12 Years a Slave', a British-American period drama that has been widely acclaimed Stateside.

The Steve McQueen movie leads the nominees and with the competition widely considered a precursor for the Academy Awards, Killarney could very well be welcoming home an Oscar winner in 2014.

Starring alongside Brad Pitt in the historical epic, the Fossa man has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category and will go head to head with the likes of Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto. Also making their way to the ceremony will be U2 who have been nominated in the Best Original Song category for Ordinary Love from 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'.

It's the former St Brendan's student's second Golden Globe nomination after he was nominated for Best Actor Award for his performance in 'Shame'.

'12 Years a Slave' is an adaptation of the 1853 autobiography by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free negro who was kidnapped in Washington in 1841 and sold into slavery. He worked on plantations in Louisiana for 12 years before his release.

The Golden Globe winners will be announced on Sunday January 12.


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