A colorful array of performances from legends and newcomers alike
Scarlett Johansson - "Her"
Pros: As the voice of Joaquin Phoenix's new operating system in Spike Jonze's latest, Johansson surprisingly packs a punch without ever even appearing on the screen. We delight in her bringing a smile to Phoenix's face and we miss her when she's not around.
Cons: The obvious, really: no one has ever been nominated for a voice performance. And will the film really take with the Academy? Smitten critics seem to be convinced but it might not be such an easy sell to AMPAS.