Just a few days after the Hasty Pudding Theatricals announced that Mila Kunis will be this year’s ‘Woman of the Year,’ the theatrical organization has confirmed that actor and screenwriter, Paul Rudd, will be the recipient of the 2018 Man of the Year Award.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Man and Woman of the Year Awards are presented annually to performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. The Man of the Year award was established in 1963. Its past recipients include, among others, Robert Downey Jr,, Tom Hanks, Chris Pratt, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Justin Timberlake, and most recently, Ryan Reynolds.
The Man of the Year festivities will take place on Friday, February 2nd, 2018. The Hasty Pudding Theatricals will host a celebratory roast for Mr. Rudd and present him with his Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall, which has been the Pudding’s historic home in the heart of Harvard Square since 1888. A press conference will follow the roast at 8:40 p.m.
The press conferences for both The Hasty Pudding’s Man and Woman of the Year will be live-streamed and available to the public free-of-charge. More information will be available on the Hasty Pudding’s social media channels soon via Facebook (facebook.com/thehastypudding) and other social-media channels.
“We are incredibly excited to be honoring Mr. Rudd as our Man of the Year. The entire company is in awe of his many accomplishments in film and television. Specifically, in his ability to have not aged since 1995. We cannot wait for him to reveal the fountain of youth to us. Oh, and we hear he’s a pretty funny guy, too,” quipped Pudding President Amira Weeks.
Most recently, Rudd co-wrote and starred in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” which grossed over $500 million at the box office. Its sequel “Ant-Man and the Wasp” will be released on July 6, 2018. He will next star in Duncan Jones’ “Mute” with Alexander Skarsgård and Justin Theroux, which will be released in theaters and on Netflix on February 23, 2018.
Additionally, Paul stars as the title character in Ben Lewin’s WWII dramatic spy-thriller “The Catcher was a Spy” which will premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. His other film credits include “Captain America: Civil War,” the “Anchorman” franchise, “40 Year Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” “Our Idiot Brother,” “Clueless,” and “Wet Hot American Summer”.