Though she has been getting a lot of praise for her performance, Scarlett Johansson’s work in Spike Jonze’s futuristic romance “Her” is going to have difficulty scoring awards recognition.
Johansson plays Samantha, an advanced computer operating system with which Joaquin Phoenix’s character falls in love. Because of this though, it’s only her voice that appears onscreen.
The film’s distributor Warner Brothers was recently notified by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that her role has been deemed ineligible for consideration for a Golden Globe nomination.
Warners recently lodged an appeal regarding the decision, and in any case plans to proceed with its awards campaign for Johansson.