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Why I think Scarlett Johansson could make Oscar history in 'Her'

14 October 2013 8:09 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

No voice-over performance has ever been nominated for an acting Oscar. Could Scarlett Johansson's role as a sentient operating system in "Her" be the first? I think it very well could be; it's unlike other off-screen performances that have come before. Some of the most iconic performances in film have been voice-overs, from Douglas Rain as Hal 9000, to James Earl Jones as Darth Vader, to Robin Williams as Genie. The problem with most of those performances from an awards perspective is that they're usually enhanced by means beyond the actors' control. How much do you credit Darth Vader to Jones as opposed to the physical presence of David Crowse and Oscar-winning costume design by John Mollo. And how do we separate Williams' charismatic voice-acting from the character animators who created Genie? I suspect that's the same reason motion-capture performances haven't broken through at the Oscars. One may be impresse. »

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