Ryan Reynolds Is Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year 2017
A month after receiving his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Ryan Reynolds has been awarded the only honor more prestigious: Hasty’s Pudding Man of the Year 2017.
The producer and Golden Globe-nominated actor will be bestowed with his pudding pot at Hasty Pudding’s headquarters in Harvard Square on Friday, February 3. There’s no word on the theatrical group’s Woman of the Year award just yet.
“We’re thrilled to present Mr. Reynolds with our Man of the Year award, especially after he proved his ability to simultaneously break box-offices records and the fourth wall in 2016,” said Guan Chen, President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, in a statement. “And if his headline-stealing kiss with Andrew Garfield at the Golden Globes is any indication, it looks like he’s getting ready for his roast.”
Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the oldest theater organization in the country. Every year, the group honors a man and a woman who’ve made significant contributions to the entertainment world. Then, they roast the winners and host a parade in Harvard Square. For the first time in its history, the post-roast press conference will be livestreamed for the public’s viewing pleasure.
Reynolds is the 51st recipient of the Man of the Year award, which was established in 1963. Past honorees include Chris Pratt, Tom Cruise, Robert de Niro, Harrison Ford, Justin Timberlake, James Franco, and most recently, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Reynolds’ award comes after his Golden Globe nomination for Deadpool. Later this year, Reynolds will begin shooting Deadpool 2, where he’ll work as a producer.
Three cheers for Ryan! Perhaps a trip to O Ya with Blake is in order?