Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Scarlett Johansson was a guest of honor at the 2017 amfAR New York gala Wednesday.
The 32-year-old actress attended the annual event at Cipriani Wall Street, where she and designer Donatella Versace received Awards of Courage for their contributions to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS.
Johansson was all smiles as she posed for photos in a black and white suit on the red carpet. The fête marked her first public appearance since news broke of her split from husband Romain Dauriac.
"I'd like to thank amfAR for honoring me tonight. I am deeply humbled in the presence of all of those present and not present who spend their lives dedicated to finding a cure for HIV/AIDS," the star said in her acceptance speech, according to E! News.
"I'd like to acknowledge the more than 37 million people around the world today that are still living and struggling with HIV/AIDS and to dedicate this award to all those that have lost their lives and the lives of their loved ones to this disease," she added.
Us Weekly reported in January that Johansson and Dauriac had called it quits after two years of marriage. The pair share 2-year-old daughter Rose, whom the actress discussed at the gala.
"I don't profess to know anything about parenting, anything more than anybody else, [but] being a working mom is an incredible challenge, [and] it's an incredible fit," she told Entertainment Tonight.
"I think you always feel a little bit of guilt," she admitted. "It's a balance [between motherhood and work]. I have a lot of huge admiration for working moms. I'm barely, barely holding it together."
Johansson is known for playing Black Widow in the Marvel cinematic universe, and will next reprise the role in Avengers: Infinity War. She will also star in a live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell.