Her director, Spike Jonze has praised Scarlett Johansson’s performance as Samantha, the intelligent computer operating system with personality and emotions.

The movie was Jonze’s screenwriting debut and is now up for five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

Speaking about Johansson’s acting through just her voice, Jonze only had the best to say: “Scarlett is not afraid of revealing her pain and emotions. She’s attractive, but she’s also smart as hell. She’s is some renaissance age, where she is pushing herself to new places. She wants to go deeper and is taking risks”.

Her also stars Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams.