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Disney Submits 'Black Widow' And Scarlett Johansson For Oscars Consideration

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Disney Submits 'Black Widow' And Scarlett Johansson For Oscars Consideration

Ahead of the 94th Academy Awards, Disney has championed Black Widow as well as Scarlett Johansson's performance as the super spy-der for Best Picture and Best Actress.


Of course, the whole fiasco between the House of Mouse and Johansson last summer is water under the bridge and this push for Oscars consideration shows it. For those who weren't in the loop, the actor expressed that the company was in breach of her contract when it chose to release Black Widow in theatres and on Disney Plus simultaneously. Her bonuses were conditional on the completion of a number of box office targets and these were compromised as a result of the availability of the movie on the home streaming service. Consequently, Johansson and her team accused Disney of sabotaging the earnings she could have made had the movie been exclusive to theatres and levied a lawsuit against the company.

Disney didn't hold back in its response, describing the events as "especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic." This rumbled on for a couple of months until the two parties reached a resolution in October 2021. While the details of these conversations are under wraps, Johansson sounded pleased to be shot of the arguments and said she "[looks] forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come."

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Phew. Well, Comic Book reports that Disney is confident that Black Widow is worthy of a number of nods at the Academy Awards this year. Florence Pugh, Olga Kurylenko and Rachel Weisz have been promoted for their performances for Best Supporting Actress and David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt, and Ray Winstone have been promoted for Best Supporting Actor. The remainder of the list includes:

  • Best Picture: Kevin Feige, p.g.a.
  • Best Director: Cate Shortland
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Eric Pearson; Story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson
  • Best Cinematography: Gabriel Beristain, ASC
  • Best Film Editing: Leigh Folsom Boyd, ACE and Matthew Schmidt
  • Best Production Design: Charles Wood and John Bush
  • Best Costume Design: Jany Temime
  • Best Sound: Shannon Mills, Daniel Laurie, Juan Peralta, Lora Hirschberg, Chris Munro, and Nia Hansen
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Paul Gooch and Paula Price
  • Best Visual Effects: Geoffrey Baumann, Dave Hodgins, Craig Hammack, and Paul Corbould
  • Original Score: Lorne Balfe

Oh, hi Lorne. He also composed the soundtrack for Assassin's Creed Revelations, Assassin's Creed III, Beyond: Two Souls and The Wheel of Time. A tidbit of trivia there for you.

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Topics: Disney, Marvel, TV And Film

Imogen Donovan
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