Scarlett Johansson isn't upset about being disqualified for a Golden Globe nomination for her voiceover work in Spike Jonze's Her.
Johansson provides the voice of Samantha, an advanced operating system designed to adapt and evolve like a human being. Because she doesn't actually appear in the film, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ruled her performance ineligible for a supporting actress nom. The 29-year-old said she already knew it was unlikely that she would be nominated.
"I didn't expect to be recognized for the Golden Globes because I think they always have said that it was not a type of performance that they would recognize. Of course, I never expect to be nominated for anything," she said.
Scarlett Johansson also said that she worked on the post-production with Jonze and Joaquin Phoenix, which helped her develop Samantha as an individual and not just a computer program.
"Working with Joaquin and working with Spike in this really intimate way -- kind of isolated, the three of us -- really allowed me to focus on how to develop this character and what needed to be in the relationship that wasn't there, and how could this character become kind of independent of Theodore [Phoenix's character] and independent of her own programming," she said. "I needed to create something that was tangible out of an idea that feels really abstract."
She added, "And that kind of work that I did with Spike felt like we were making our own separate film that any recognition or all that stuff, for me, is really, totally unexpected and surprising."
While the New York native isn't eligible for a Golden Globe for Her, she is still eligible for an Academy Award. Her is nominated for three Golden Globes, including Best Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. Oscar nominations will be announced January 16.
The Golden Globes air Sunday, January 12 at 8 pm EST on NBC. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return as hosts for the ceremony.
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