"He's a guy who's unfamiliar to a lot of people and did a movie that's really intimate," an unnamed Academy member told the Los Angeles Times gossip blog, The Ministry. "That was a super-brave performance but ... perhaps it inspired people to fantasize, and not actually vote."
To that end, it seems that all the attention recently focused on Fassbender's Fassmember was a detriment to his campaign.
"Really Michael, honestly, you can play golf like this with your hands behind your back," George Clooney joked about the star's anatomy during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes earlier this month. Probably not true, George! But it's a trick Fassbender can try to perfect while you're winning Best Actor during the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 26.
[via LAT/Ministry of Gossip]