Johansson misses out on Santa Barbara International Film Festival because of being “violently ill’’


Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story has been taking the award ceremonies, literally and figuratively, by storm. It has won and been nominated for a ton of awards such as six nominations at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Drama,winning one award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture it received eight nominations at the 25th Critics’ Choice Awards, three nominations at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards for the performances of Driver, Johansson, and Dern, five nominations at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards, and six nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards.

It has been one heck of a year for Scarlett Johansson as she has been gaining appreciation left, right and centre for her roles in both Jojo Rabbit and Marriage Story. She has by now attended numerous ceremonies with her team all over the world. But seems like all this journey has finally taken a toll on Johansson who became ‘violently ill’ just before receiving the 2020 Outstanding Performers of the Year Award in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival along with her Marriage Story co-star Adam Drier.

Though she was unable to attend the ceremony she did send a note through ET Canada explaining her absence which reads, “I am so saddened that I cannot be here with you this evening. An hour and a half ago, I became violently ill right as I was about to leave the Miramar hotel for the theater, I was so looking forward to accepting this incredible honor in person, and to not be here on stage with Adam is deeply disappointing, to say the least.”

But the actress’ fans have nothing to worry about as she has numerous other ceremonies lined up before her where she would have the opportunity to rack up awards for her work this year such as the 92nd Academy Awards where she has been nominated in both the categories of Lead Actress for Marriage Story and Supporting Actress for Jojo Rabbit. These nominations have created a unique set of circumstances where the actress could go home with two awards and considering her stellar performances it can absolutely happen.

Here’s to wishing Johansson good health and another great year.


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