1. There’s such a thing as an embarrassment of riches. It hardly seems fair to give him an Oscar as well as everything else.
2. Leto has won everything going so far, so it may be that Fassbender will be overlooked this year. And the voters may shrug and assume he has yet more great performances in him to come.
3. The Academy failed to nominate him for Shame or Hunger. Maybe they just don’t like him.
READ THE OTHER CHEAT SHEETS FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: http://www.empireonline.com/features/oscar-2014-best-supporting-actor/p3