Scarlett Johansson's robot role is ineligible for the Golden Globes

Color us surprised, Scarlett Johansson who plays the sultry and sweet robot voice Samantha from Spike Jonze's Her is ineligible for a Golden Globe because her body isn't physically in the movie. That's kind of BS.

If you haven't see Her starring ScarJo and Joaquin Phoenix, you should make plans to — the buzz on this picture is great. Here's the premise: "A lonely writer (Phoenix) develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system (Johansson) that's designed to meet his every need (named Samantha)." Johnansson's role is getting lots and lots of love from the critics; hell, it's even charming just from the trailer!


Unfortunately, Variety is reporting that the HFPA has decided that the actress is ineligible for the Golden Globe nomination, presumably because she's only a voice in this film. That's a shame.

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