Scarlett Johansson's Performance in 'Her' Ineligible for Golden Globes
The lovely Scarlett Johansson was honored by the Rome Film Festival as Best Actress for her voice-only performance in Spike Jonze's new film Her, and we discussed how this might affect her chances at getting some Oscar love for the role. She still has at least some chance of getting recognized by the Academy, no matter how unlikely that possibility may be, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association won't be giving her any love. The Wrap has confirmed that Johansson's performance is ineligible for consideration in the Golden Globes due to a rule saying voice performances are not eligible for the acting awards. Read on!
If you're not aware, Johansson plays a disembodied voice as the new sophisticated operating system of a mobile phone. She ends up striking up an unlikely friendship turned romance with Joaquin Phoenix, just coming back from a failed relationship. Many reviews have praised Johansson's performance as being stellar, and certainly a big part of making the film work, but the organizations responsible for doling out praise in the form of awards each year haven't caught up with the times and don't know how to recognize performances like this. There really needs to be some kind of award honoring vocal performances so actors who pour their heart into a sound booth get some kind of recognition.