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Actor Michael Fassbender was a favored contender for an Oscar win this year for his work in 12 Years a Slave, but he is choosing not to campaign.
The Wrap reports that Fassbender is opting out of Oscar campaigns this year.
Fassbender said he will be in New Zealand shooting a film, and therefore cannot manage all the work it takes to campaign.
In an interview with GQ Magazine, Fassbender admits that he is too busy to focus on campaigning, especially if it doesn't pay off.
"I'm going to be busy working," Fassbender said. "I just don't really have time."
"...I'll be on the other side of the world. You know, I get it. Everybody's got to do their job. So you try and help and facilitate as best you can. But I won't put myself through that kind of situation again," he added.
In 2011, Fassbender did not receive a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role in Steve McQueen's Shame, despite his campaigns, making it hard for him to go through that same process again.
In 2009, Monique chose not to campaign for her role in Precious, however, the actress still received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, proving that sometimes the acting is enough.
"I would like to thank the Academy for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics," Monique said in her acceptance speech.
Fassbender's next two films, 12 Years A Slave and The Counselor will release this month. His future projects include Macbeth alongside Marion Cotillard and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
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