Michael Fassbender gets BAFTA nod

Our very own Michael Fassbender has been nominated for a BAFTA award for Supporting Actor for his powerful portrayal of cruel slave owner Edwin Epps in one of the year’s biggest movies, 12 Years a Slave.

This is far from the only nomination for the movie however; Chiwetel Ejiofor has been nominated for a Leading Actor BAFTA,  Lupita Nyong’o  is up for Supporting Actress and director Steve McQueen is also up for a nomination.

The dashing Kerry native will go up against strong competitors for the award including Bradley Cooper and Matt Damon.