Hollywood director Steve McQueen has slammed the Academy for snubbing Michael Fassbender at this year’s Oscars. Steve directed the movie Shame in which Michael Fassbender stars in the lead role and Steve has claimed that, the only reason Michael Fassbender has not been nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar, is because Hollywood is scared of sex.
McQueen explained, "In America they're too scared of sex, that's why he wasn't nominated. If you look at the best actor list you're saying, 'Michael Fassbender is not on that list?' It's kind of crazy. But that's how it is, it's an American award, let them have it. He's a once in a generation actor. He's an actor who can transform and transcend, and you actually believe him, so that's the kind of guy he is.”
He added, "It's all about the script, if Michael's the right person for the character and if he likes the script. What I like about our relationship is it's not tied, it's not a marriage, it's friendship and it's done out of respect of each other's talents and each other's love of film." Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender also worked together on the 2008 movie Hunger and Steve admitted that he would love to work with the actor again in the future.