ACTOR Scarlett Johansson took home the title of Best Female Movie Star of 2021 at E!’s 2021 People’s Choice Awards last week.
The Black Widow star and executive producer beat out a field of nominees that included Charlize Theron, Jennifer Hudson, Margot Robbie, Salma Hayek and her Black Widow co-star Florence Pugh.
“This is very exciting because it’s the People’s Choice Awards and that’s who we make movies for,” Johansson said in her acceptance speech. “Ten plus years ago when I first started my journey with Marvel, I didn’t know whether or not audiences would like my portrayal of this beloved character. So I really owe this all to you guys.
“I also have to mention the badass women that I worked with on this film: our filmmaker Cate Shortland, our leader, my amazing co-stars Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz and our producer Victoria Alonzo. Thank you guys so much.
“I will really treasure this. It means so much to me.”
Earlier this year Johansson sued Disney, the parent company of Marvel Studios, over it releasing Black Widow on steaming at the same time as the box office. The parties eventually settled.
Last month Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige revealed the studio is “working with Scarlett on another, not Black Widow-related, top-secret Marvel Studios project”.