It turns out that Scarlett Johansson has a date with American Cinematheque this winter! The Black Widow actor will receive a prestigious award on November 18.
Acting since she was eight years old, Johansson has been in the film industry for a long time. The American Cinematheque award comes to Johansson after her major success in Hollywood.
Over the past few years, Johansson has had high-profile roles in Jojo Rabbit and Marriage Story, performances for which she earned Academy Award nominations for best-supporting actress and best actress. The actor also appeared alongside her Avengers castmates in the box office phenomenon Avengers: Endgame.
The actor who is prepping for the July 9 global release of Black Widow will officially be feted with the 35th American Cinematheque Award during the organization’s gala at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
Scarlett Johansson American Cinematheque Award
“Scarlett Johansson’s career embodies the essence of the American Cinematheque Award,” stated Rick Nicita, who is the board chair. Nicita mentioned that her immense talent could be seen back from her debut days as a child actor.
“Her immense talent has shone brightly from her movie debut as a child through her emergence as a megastar of blockbusters,” the Board Chair added. Over her career, Johansson had acted in various independent films with a number of directors and producers. Her role in the most commercial of franchises is what draws the board to award her.
“She has taken leading roles and supporting roles in movies budgeted big and small. Whenever she graces the screen with her luminous presence, the audience knows that they will see a dedicated artist at the height of her powers,” they said.
Who Else Has Received The American Cinematheque Award?
The honor of receiving the award has put Johansson in a highly esteemed company. The Black Widow actor will be joining a list of prior honorees that includes well-known actors in the industry.
Spike Lee, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Eddie Murphy, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Denzel Washington, Steve Martin, Samuel L. Jackson, and many more have received the award.