Irish actor Michael Fassbender has been named the Best Actor in the 15th annual Online Film Critics Society Awards.

A critical as well as commercial favorite, Fassbender won his latest award for his unforgettable performance as a troubled sex addict in Shame. Currently the actor (with a German father and an Irish mother) is also nominated for a Golden Globe for the film.


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Meanwhile Tilda Swinton was named Best Actress in the Online Film Critics Society Awards for her performance in We Need to Talk about Kevin.

Christopher Plummer was named Best Supporting Actor for his turn as a formerly married father embracing his true identity as a gay man after his wife's passing in Beginners.

Newcomer Jessica Chastain won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Tree of Life and is also the recipient of a special award for breakthrough performer of the year.