Today, nominations for the 78th Annual Academy Awards were announced but sadly Scarlett Johansson was left without a Best Supporting Actress nomination even though she was originally being heralded as a frontrunner by many critics. However, Match Point received a nomination for Writing (Original Screenplay) so congratulations to everyone involved with the film!
Contact Music reports that Scarlett will be recording the jazz classic Summertime (George & Ira Gershwin) for an album of adult-themed lullabies. She is among celebrities who have recorded standards, with the backing of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, for a new album, Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars. Other participating celebrities include Ewan McGregor, Nia Vardalos and Jennifer Garner.
The album will be released on 28th March 2006. All proceeds from the project will benefit Music Matters, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s fund for music education.
The first photos of Hugh Jackman on the set of The Prestige are now out and may be viewed at Just Jared. The film is currently being filmed in Pasadena, California. Scarlett should be joining the set shortly – can’t wait to see the photos!
The Prestige also stars Christian Bale, David Bowie, Piper Perabo and Michael Caine.
As you may have noticed, I have been updating the site recently and I figured it was time to make an announcement regarding it. Mel has decided drop her status as the webmaster of Scarlett Johansson Fan so I am in the process of taking over. No need to worry, Mel will still stay on as a co-webmistress, helping me out when she has a free moment.
I am 22-year old film student residing in Scotland. I have been a huge fan of Scarlett’s since her lovely performance in Lost in Translation. Some of you may know me from such sites as Glamour Reese Witherspoon and Eva-Amurri.com. I have big plans for Scarlett Johansson Fan. In the few upcoming weeks I will be updating each section of the site, adding tens of video clips and photos and giving the site a make over.
To celebrate the UK release of Match Point, I uploaded 10 video clips from Saturday Night Live. I know you guys have been eager to see them so head over here and check them out. Scarlett’s a riot!
Unfortunately the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture did not go to Scarlett this year. Rachel Weisz got it for her performance in The Constant Gardener. But still, as Scarlett recently said, she was not expecting anything and it is an honour to even be nominated.
Either way, it was great to see her out and about. Scarlett wore a stunning red scoop neck Valentino dress with soft ruffles on the straps and on the back. I added the 14 first HQs to the gallery. She looked red hot in the super sexy dress!
I also added nearly 600 captures from the weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Yeah, I went a tad cap crazy but she was so adorable. Video clips will follow shortly. 😉
As you may remember James Ellroy hasn’t been exactly thrilled with the movie adaptation of his novel ‘The Black Dahlia’. Now, a guy called Jim reports in the 24LiesASecond Forum about his encounter with James Ellroy at the TV Critics Association convention in Los Angeles. Quoting:
“As has been reported elsewhere, he has indeed come around since his earlier disparaging public comments during pre-production of The Black Dahlia. Since then, he has seen three hours of dailies, and has had this to say about what he saw: The dailies were visually amazing and beautiful. He mentioned that a simple shot of a squad room was so well composed, it was like you had never seen a squad room before. The film is a reduced version of his novel, but manages to cohere. It does not have a Citizen Kane-like structure of flashbacks, as has been reported. Josh Hartnett is a “revelation.” His characterization of Bucky is dead on. The film may be finished for a Cannes screening, but it also may not. It will be released in the U.S. in the fall, at which time Ellroy plans to actively take part in its publicity.”
Scarlett will be nearly everywhere on TV this week, so make sure you tune in to these shows:
– Tuesday, Jan 10: The Late Show with David Letterman
– Wednesday, Jan 11: Regis & Kelly
– Saturday, Jan 14: Saturday Night Live
We will hopefully have captures and the videos up then. Thanks to takamine from the forums for the info!
Thanks to Andrew for letting us know that Scarlett will host Saturday Night Live next Saturday, 14th January 2006. The musical guest will be Death Cab For Cutie. View the SNL website for further information.
Andrew also informed us that Scarlett was voted #12 on Much Music’s (Canada) “Who To Do List” A list based on looks, and success. Well done, Ms. Johansson! 😉
Scarlett Johansson’s multi- million deal with L’Oreal has been confirmed.
The actress will be the face of the new colour line: HIP High Intensity Pigments.
According to Woman’s Wear Daily the deal is worth $3million and the company hope to generate $50 million of sales in the first year. Johansson said:” It’s wonderful to be working with L’Oreal, a company that has celebrated independent women for years.
“I’m very excited to be part of this campaign, which is modern and fashion forward.” (Source)
I finally managed to see Match Point, and I have to say I really liked it – Scarlett was amazing as usual! She had less screentime than I expected, but the time she could be seen she lighted up the screen. Her role has a lot of facettes and she definitely managed to show them all. Unfortunately the German dubbings were pretty much awful, and this took away quite a lot from me. I guess I really have to see it again in English. Oh, and I really really liked Emily Mortimer’s performance as well. 🙂
On to the news. 😉 Scarlett was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Match Point at the Chicago Film Critics Awards which have been announced on Dec 31 and the award show will be held on Jan 9. Scarlett is up against Amy Adams, Maria Bello, Catherine Keener, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams.
Secondly, Scarlett was named the #2 Best Dressed by calgarysun.com for 2005: “That Woody Allen has declared her his new muse is not surprising. She’s beautiful, she has that raw, throaty voice and she dresses impeccably.
Sure, she has the occasional misstep every now and then. Who doesn’t? Like when her hair (white) matches her skin (soooo white).
That’s no good. But mostly, she dresses like a respectable starlet in classy gowns paired with cute shoes and makeup to die for.
But she better watch her back, because Canadian Rachel McAdams is just as pretty, poised and talented.
And Woody Allen is nothing, if not fickle. “
And lastly, Scarlett is featured on the cover of the current Portrait magazine which is an awesome online magazine, so check it out! We have also won “Site Of The Month” there, so thank you Kat! 🙂
Today is Scarlett’s 21st birthday! 🙂 Scarlett, may you have a wonderful day with your loved ones. We wish you all the best!!!
If you want to leave your wishes for her you can do so in our forum. Thanks!
I couldn’t believe it when I read the news, but appearantly Scarlett will star in another new movie – she currently is in negotiations to star in “The Nanny Diaries,” an adaptation of the best-selling novel about a college student who works for a family from hell. Scarlett would play the aptly named Nan, who juggles the Park Avenue household’s marital woes, her classes, a romance and a spoiled kid.
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, who wrote and directed 2003’s “American Splendor,” are in talks to direct the film from their adaptation of the book by former nannies Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin. The Weinstein Co. project is eyeing a February start date in Toronto and New York. I have to say that this project sounds quite good, and I really hope the movie will be made. 🙂