Movie-Still Mondays – Oscar Snubs: Her

Joaquin Phoenix in Her

How should I evaluate a film that was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Picture and yet was snubbed? Even though its star, Joaquin Phoenix (Theodore Twombly), didn’t get an Oscar nomination—I know, it’s a very competitive year—nevertheless, his performance unquestionably put Her into the race. Phoenix, in nearly every frame of the film, usually has a conversation with his Operating System, Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). He creates a conceivable and captivating emotional life for Theodore. His performance is a masterwork of nuance and subtlety.


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