With her newest film Hidden Fences grossing $85 million dollars at the box office and her nominations for both a Golden Globe and Oscar, Octavia Spencer has yet another reason to celebrate: She was just honored as 2017’s Woman of The Year by The Hasty Pudding Theatricals!
The award which is given to performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions is the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ oldest honor, dating back to 1951. Other notable entertainers who have received it include Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Dame Helen Mirren, Kerry Washington, and the late Debbie Reynolds and Mary Tyler Moore. The Hasty Pudding Theatricals will also crown their 51st Man of the Year, Ryan Reynolds, this Friday, February 3rd, where their traditional roast and Pudding Pot ceremony will take place at Farkas Hall, as well as the Opening Night of HPT 169: Casino Evil. Viewers can choose to live-stream the event by visiting Hasty Pudding’s Facebook page or purchasing tickets at www.hastypudding.org/buy-tickets or by telephone at 617-495-5205.
You can view the celebration gallery below!