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Scarlett Johansson Misses Awards Event Due to a 'Violent' Illness

Scarlett Johansson Misses Awards Event Due to a 'Violent' Illness

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver were going to be honored together at the 2019 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, but she was unable to attend the event at the last minute.

Only Adam was there to accept the honor at the film festival event on Friday (January 17) at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Scarlett and Adam were honored with the Outstanding Performers of the Year award for their work in Marriage Story.

“I am so saddened that I can not 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,” Scarlett said in a note that was read aloud at the event.

During his acceptance speech, Adam said, “Acting to me is many things. It’s a craft. It’s a political act. Unfortunately, it’s a business, and it’s a service. I think acting is a service industry. I’m there in service of the director, the actors and the crew, and the story overall, which is more important. I very much believe in that. I believe in the potential effect of great collaboration.

READ MORE: Only 12 Actors Have Ever Received Two Oscar Noms for Acting in the Same Year, Including Scarlett Johansson

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