Scarlett Johansson Gets Slimed by Colin Jost While Accepting MTV's Generation Award

Scarlett Johansson got an unusual surprise from husband Colin Jost as she was honored with the Generation Award at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards on May 16. See the awkward moment.

By Ryan Gajewski May 17, 2021 1:58 AMTags
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Scarlett Johansson got an unsolicited surprise from husband Colin Jost during the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards

The 36-year-old Black Widow star accepted the Generation Award with a pre-taped segment that aired during the awards ceremony on Sunday, May 16. She began her acceptance speech by thanking her co-workers from throughout her career, in addition to expressing appreciation for her fans. 

"I never would have 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 that are movie sets, and the dedication and hard work of so many people that goes into making any movie continues to inspire me as a performer," Scarlett said.

"Thank you so much to my fans for riding the wave with me and for supporting my career so I can continue to have the good fortune to pursue the job that is my passion," she continued. "I realize what an absolute gift it is to be able to have the opportunity to do what I love, and I couldn't do it without your continued support."

Things got wild as Scarlett was in the process of introducing a previously unseen clip from Black Widow when Colin walked over to her in their home and poured a bowl on green slime over her head. 

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Scarlett responded, "What the f--k?" This led Colin to explain, "MTV! You got slimed."

After the Rough Night actress explained that the 38-year-old Saturday Night Live star was thinking of Nickelodeon, he replied, "I'm very, very sorry."


She fired back, "Just get a towel," and then wouldn't let him attempt to dab her face with it. See the footage in the above GIF of the couple who tied the knot in October 2020.

In introducing the star prior to the segment, Billy Porter quipped, "She's the only Oscar nominee I know who can bench press more than Chris Hemsworth and look hotter doing it."


Earlier this month, a press release announced Scarlett would receive the award, and it read in part, "The highly coveted 'Generation Award' celebrates beloved actors whose diverse contributions to both film and television have turned them into household names."

Previous recipients include Dwayne Johnson, Reese Witherspoon, Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise, Chris Pratt and Robert Downey Jr.

Prior to the Generation Award, Scarlett had been nominated for six MTV Movie & TV Awards prizes over the years. She nabbed the golden popcorn in 2013 for "Best Fight" for The Avengers.

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