Penélope Cruz is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2009 Critics Choice Awards. The film is also up for Best Comedy.
In the recent past, the awards ceremony was taped for later viewing, but in 2009 viewers can watch the live presentation airing on Thursday evening, January 8, 2009 on VH1 from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
The Spirit made a poor debut at #9. The film earned $6.5 million over the weekend and $10.4 million for the four days.
Topping the list was 20th Century Fox’s Marley & Me, which earned an estimated $37 million. The dramedy, based on John Grogan’s best-seller, set a new Christmas Day record with $14.7 million on Thursday, surpassing 2001’s Ali ($10.2 million) – a record also broken by fellow newcomers The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ($12 million) and Bedtime Stories ($10.5 million).
View the top 12 films here.
I actually went out and saw the film myself and personally was disappointed. I can see why Scarlett would want to do the film as it does have some very cool female lead characters and visual style but still it just wasn’t enough. She did have had some wicked cool costumes, lines and a memorable entrance so worthy of Johansson fans to see, but all in all the movie didn’t live up to my own expectations. Feel free to discuss your own thoughts on the movie in the forum!
The Spirit is now playing in North America. Be sure to go out and support Scarlett as Silken Floss this holiday weekend!
Share your thoughts on the film and Scarlett’s role via the The Forum or comments section.
For more release date information, like finding out when the film comes out for your country, see IMDb.
– The Spirit: Production Stills
Scarlett-Fan.com will likely not be updated much – if at all, until January – unless there will be major news to post. We will not be coming online much and will be unable to reply to any emails or approve comments until then. But stay tuned! Our end of the year wrap up will be coming later this week.
Happy holidays, Merry Christmas and fabulous New Year 2009 to all of our visitors! We really love working on the site and appreciate your support a lot. We can’t wait to see what 2009 will bring to Scarlett – and you can be sure that we’ll be here to cover it every step of the way.
During her 12/17/08 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Scarlett Johansson blamed her cold on The Spirit co-star Samuel L. Jackson, saying she caught it from him. She believed that for this reason her cold had some “value.” During her appearance on The Tonight Show, she blew her nose into a tissue provided by Jay Leno. All proceeds of this sale benefited the USA Harvest, the charity of Scarlett Johansson’s choice.
The online auction, which took place for a week sold for a winning bid of US $5,300.00.
I have added stills from her appearance and will be adding captures and the clip very soon with a much overdue update of the latest interviews and many more things. It’s been really hectic and I will be catching up sometime soon after the holiday.
– The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: December 17, 2008
Scarlett Johansson sparkled in an ivory strapless dress at Wednesday’s Los Angeles premiere of The Spirit. Her ankle length chiffon dress had a fitted ruched bodice and belted waist above a full skirt. She accessorized with silver sequined platform heels, a wide bracelet in her right hand and a flower barret in her honey blond hair, which was styled with a side parting. It was swept back on the left side with the hair clip. She vamped up the look with bright blush and lip color.
She was joined on the red carpet by the entire cast of Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes, Paz Vega and the missing main stars as of late: Gabriel Macht, Jaime King and Sarah Paulson.
I have already added 187 images and this is a big one guys, so except more photos and videos tomorrow! Scarlett looks so beautiful, I love this look, pretty perfect head to toe!
– Public Events: The Spirit Los Angeles Premiere
UK Cosmopolitan Magazine released the following statement to Hollyscoop.com:
“UK Cosmopolitan printed an interview with Scarlett Johansson that included quotes from an agency journalist regarding the actress’s marriage. We ran these quotes in good faith with the understanding that the interview was carried out with the approval of Ms. Johansson and her publicist. UK Cosmopolitan is taking the complaints by Ms. Johansson’s publicist seriously and is investigating the matter further.”
Soon after, Cosmopolitan released this apology on their official site.
“Cosmopolitan would like to apologize to our readers and Scarlett Johansson for inaccuracies in our January issue where we said she talked about her marriage and her relationship with her husband. We now understand Ms Johansson has not commented publicly on her married life and did not do so on this occasion.”
Scarlett is on or in a couple of international magazines right now. I have added some preview scans of the covers to the gallery. If you have any of these or can get them and wouldn’t mind donating, please don’t hesitate! While no the covers aren’t ‘new’ they are still stunning and always nice to have the full pieces of Scarlett’s editorials. And a good bit of the time the articles are new and if not it’s always nice for those non-english speaking fans to have to read.
Now, thanks to ‘Anthrax’ on the forum and ‘kroqjock’ we have the full spread from Glamour Russia and her page in January’s issue of Maxim. Again not new pieces themselves but nice to see. You can read some of the Russian excerpts here.
– Magazine Scans: Maxim (US) – January 2009
– Magazine Scans: DS (France) – December 2008
– Magazine Scans: Glamour (Russia) – December 2008
– Magazine Scans: Set (Brazil) – December 2008
– Magazine Scans: Premiere (France) – December 2008
Scarlett Johansson along with Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck and Jessica Alba will join forces with Netflix and Feeding America to Combat Hunger This Holiday Season. The stars will create original holiday themed artwork for use in Netflix Holiday Gift Program with proceeds going to feeding America for Hunger Relief.
Extending a partnership forged during last year’s holiday season, Netflix, Inc. the world’s largest online movie rental service, and Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest), the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, are joining forces on a holiday initiative that will raise awareness of and funds to combat the worsening hunger crisis in America.
The two organizations have created a unique campaign and have enlisted the support of Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Affleck and Jessica Alba, who are also committed to the fight against hunger. Each has created holiday-themed artwork that will adorn Netflix gift subscriptions this holiday season, proceeds from which will be donated to Feeding America.