"What the F—!" screamed the actress, who was honored with the Generation Award.
Congratulatory messages for Scarlett Johansson poured in from everywhere as she won the Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, honoring her career that began nearly three decades ago. But Johansson received the most hilarious appreciation from her husband, Colin Jost, who pranked her right in the middle of her acceptance speech.
As she virtually gave a heartfelt speech, Johansson thanked those who helped her build her decades-long career and said, as quoted by ET, "Thank you so much for this honor. Watching that reel it reminds me of all the incredibly inspiring collaborators that I've been fortunate enough to work with for over three decades. I never would've been able to continue to evolve as an actor for the last 30 years without the support and dedication of so many cast and crew members that make up the nomadic traveling circus family, and the dedication and hard work of so many people that goes into making any movie continues to inspire me as a performer. So this award really belongs to many hundreds of creative people all over the world."
"Thank you so much to my fans for riding the way with me and supporting my career so I can continue to have the good fortune to pursue the job that is my passion, and I realize what an absolute gift it is to have the opportunity to do what I love. I couldn't do it without your continued support," the actress went on to say, according to USA TODAY. She added, "This award is made possible by all of you. And it's because of that that it's so meaningful to me."
Within seconds, just as Johansson was about to give a sneak peek from Black Widow, her husband Colin Jost slyly walked up to her and dumped a bowl of slime on her, thus giving the world an unmissable moment from this year's MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Only a few months have passed since Johansson and Jost tied the knot in October, 2020, in a small ceremony that adhered to the social distancing restrictions at the time due to the pandemic. Admitting that it was a challenge to exchange wedding vows in the middle of a raging pandemic, Johansson told PEOPLE, "I think just keeping it intimate and small made it feel intentional. We wanted it to feel like it had an intentional intimacy as opposed to being something that felt like we were restricted by all these things."
It was "such a delicate time," Johansson added, and said: "there was a lot to take into consideration because of all of the CDC guidelines and making sure everybody was comfortable and safe, following all the COVID protocol."
Despite the restrictions, Johansson said about the intimate wedding: "We were just so happy to be able to celebrate with our family. Some people we hadn't been able to really see so much over this past year. So that was really special... We felt really fortunate that we were able to do it."
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