Best Actor 2015: Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs


The Facts

Oscar History
Fassbender has one nomination

  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 12 Years a Slave (2013)

This Year
Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Apple CEO Steve Jobs


  • Telluride Film Festival – World Premiere (Sept. 5, 2015)
  • New York Film Festival – Centerpiece Gala (Oct. 3, 2015)
  • BFI London Film Festival – European Premiere (Oct. 18, 2015)

U.S. Distributor: Universal Pictures
U.S. Release Date: Oct. 9, 2015
U.S. Box Office: N/A

Why? Raves for Fassbender’s performance – he’s been referred to as “transformative” – and film out of Telluride. Steve Jobs should play well with audiences.

Why not? Fassbender may be reluctant to campaign, based on previous statements he’s made about Oscar season; it’ll be odd to see, you know, a film’s lead riding the coattails to a nomination or win.

Ranking: No. 4 as of Sept. 10, 2015

More on the competition

See also:

  • Best Actor 2015: Michael Fassbender for Macbeth
  • Best Picture 2015: Steve Jobs
  • Best Director 2015: Danny Boyle for Steve Jobs
  • Best Supporting Actress 2015: Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: Seth Rogen for Steve Jobs
  • Best Adapted Screenplay 2015: Aaron Sorkin for Steve Jobs
  • Crafts 2015