Turns out the Golden Globes aren't so fond of "Her" -- or rather, Scarlett Johansson's voice-only performance in the Spike Jonze film. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hands out the awards, says Johansson is ineligible to be nominated for the prize because she doesn't physically appear in the movie.
Johansson had been thought to be gaining awards show momentum for the unconventional performance after winning the Best Actress prize at the Rome Film Festival last week. If nominated for an Oscar, she would make Academy Awards history as the first actor to be nominated for a voiceover role.
But apparently the HFPA could not be swayed to join its award show brethren, citing a rule that it does not nominate voice work. (Though Entertainment Weekly notes that the Globes did award Robin Williams a special prize in 1993 for his role as the Genie in "Aladdin," so their refusal to budge on Johansson seems a bit odd.)
Despite the Globes snub, both the Academy and the Screen Actors Guild have said that Johansson is eligible for a nomination for those statuettes. Perhaps if she can win over those voting bodies, Johansson can make voiceover work a more respected voice in Hollywood.
[via Entertainment Weekly]