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Octavia Spencer Honored As 2017’s Woman of the Year By The Hasty Pudding Theatricals

Published on January 27th, 2017 | Updated on January 27th, 2017 | By FanFest

CAMBRIDGE, MA – JANUARY 26: Actress Octavia Spencer poses with her Woman of the Year award and performers at the The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Celebration Honoring Octavia Spencer as 2017 Woman Of The Year on January 26, 2017 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for for Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770)

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 or by telephone at 617-495-5205.

You can view the celebration gallery below!

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