Scarlett is nominated in the BAFTA longlist for leading actress for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Thanks to Mia for the heads up!
The BAFTA longlists include 15 contenders in each category, from which the five nominees will be chosen in the second round of voting. Once the nominees are finalized, the whole membership votes again to decide the best film, four acting prizes and film not in the English language. In all remaining categories, the members of each chapter (or jury) determine the vote.
The awards will take place Feb. 8 at London’s Royal Opera House.
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Cate Blanchett – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frances McDormand – Burn After Reading
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road
Kate Winslet – The Reader
Keira Knightley – The Duchess
Kristen Scott Thomas – I’ve Loved You So Long
Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Nicole Kidman – Australia
Penelope Cruz – Elegy
Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
Scarlett Johansson – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Va-Va-VOOM! Are all the words that come to mind whilst viewing the breathtaking photoshoot of Scarlett for Harper’s Bazaar February 2009. Miss Johansson looks 100% movie star and ultra glamorous in the Valentine’s Day themed shoot. They’ve also debuted the actual newstand cover (before being the subscriber’s unlike previously noted). This is truly one of my all time favorites – yeah I know we say that a lot, but seriously!
Furthermore the article is in the Press Archive. Here are some of my favorite quotes:
“You know, I always try to keep a low profile, which probably makes me the most identifiable person in a crowd, It’s like, There goes that woman in a wig, mustache, and glasses.”
“I’m a major foodie, I love to eat. I make a really mean lasagna. Woody’s like, ‘You’re like an Italian housewife. Where did this come from?'”
“Every actor wants to work on a Western. I would run a brothel, like a madam or something. I’m working with what I’ve got. It’s only so long that people are going to want to see me in a corset, So I might as well do it now.”
Scarlett Johansson is red hot on the February 2009 cover of Harper’s Bazaar.
In preparation for Valentine’s Day, the 24-year-old actress was photographed by Alexi Lubomirski in a strapless red gown by Oscar de la Renta. (According to Just Jared This is the subscriber cover – on the newsstand cover, she’s standing in front of a big heart wearing Roberto Cavalli.)
I’ve added 84 gorgeous outtakes from Scarlett’s 2008 Cosmopolitian shoot! Remember you must be registered to view these images.
– Photoshoots: Cosmopolitian
LA Times published an article with Scarlett a few days back. She talks about her struggle to keep her personal life private and Cosmopolitian‘s fabrication, in addition to her many projects. Read it here in our press archive.
Talking with her brings to mind a line about another great-looking movie dame, Jessica Rabbit; Scarlett Johansson isn’t bad, she’s just drawn that way. Like Mrs. Rabbit, her ripe looks and a voice like scorched velvet have a strange effect on those around her.
It’s a sad state of affairs when a young actress is notable for not behaving like an idiot, but it must be said that for all her paparazzi appeal, she doesn’t lure it with wildly inappropriate behavior.
“I don’t know when that became a standard for young people.” She adds that she and her friends go out to dine and dance like anyone else, “but we’re all responsible young adults, within reason I suppose, and that should be the norm. I think that is the norm, really, but maybe it’s not just interesting.
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.