Scarlett Johansson Supports the Clooney Foundation for Justice at The Albies

A solo Scarlett Johansson walked the red carpet of The Albies, George and Amal Clooney’s second annual ceremony honoring defenders of justice

<p>Cindy Ord/Getty</p> Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is joining fellow celebrities in supporting a good cause.

The Black Widow star was on hand at The New York Public Library on Thursday to help celebrate The Albies, George and Amal Clooney’s second annual ceremony honoring defenders of justice.

On the event’s red carpet, Johansson, 38, wore a starkly black double-breasted suit. She finished the striking look with all-black accessories, silver earrings and slicked-back hair.

Per a press release from the Clooney Foundation for Justice, founded in 2016 by George and Amal, the org’s Albies “aim to shine a spotlight on brave individuals who, at great personal risk, have devoted their lives to justice.”

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Also joining George and Amal as attendees of the starry ceremony were Viola Davis, Meryl Streep, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, Mary J. Blige and more.

Johansson was reportedly not joined at the event by her husband Colin Jost. She and the Saturday Night Live comedian, 41, last made a high-profile red-carpet appearance in May, cozying up at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of the actress’s latest film, Asteroid City.

The two were also spotted at the Boston wedding of Johansson’s Marvel costar Chris Evans to Alba Baptista earlier this month.

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The Oscar-nominated Marriage Story actress married Jost in an intimate ceremony in October 2020, following a May 2019 engagement after two years of dating. She shares a two-year-old son, Cosmo, with Jost, as well as 9-year-old Rose with ex-husband Romain Dauriac. Johansson was also previously married to Ryan Reynolds

In a conversation with PEOPLE in 10's Makho Ndlovu, Johansson shared that returning to screen work as a new mother after a break was made easier with Jost’s help. "He was able to come for like a week or something like that, which was also incredibly helpful, especially because you need someone to burp the baby in the middle of the night," she revealed. "It's great when it's your partner there to help you do it."

Johansson will next appear in the film North Star from director-actor Kristin Scott Thomas.

<p>Cindy Ord/Getty</p> Scarlett Johansson at The Albies

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Scarlett Johansson at The Albies

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Last year's inaugural Albies, named after trailblazing South African justice Albie Sachs, was attended by A-list supporters including Dua LipaJohn OliverJulia Roberts and Bruce Springsteen.

In their second annual iteration, The Albies presented five awards to activists and organizations from around the world for their work in medicine, law and journalism.

Congolese gynecologist and human rights advocate Dr. Denis Mukwege received The Albies’ Lifetime Achievement Award, while Iranian journalists Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi (who reported on the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran) were honored with the Justice for Women Award.

Ukrainian rights group Truth Hounds, free speech advocacy group the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, and Thailand’s organization Thai Lawyers for Human Rights also received special recognition.

The Foundation’s efforts include, per a press release, “providing free legal support to victims of human rights abuses… with a focus on protecting women, journalists, defenders of democracy and minorities.”

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