January 24, 2017 by Anna Lyon

Ryan Reynolds To Receive Pudding Pot As Hasty’s Man Of The Year

Actor, producer, Golden Globe winner and now most recently Man of the Year. Ryan Reynolds sure has many titles to his name. The announcement, made just a few days ago by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, will present Ryan with 51st ‘Man of the Year’ award for his outstanding dedication and prowess in the field of drama and film.

The Man and Woman of the Year awards are presented by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals which is the oldest theatrical organization in the United States of America. The award is given to actors and performers who have shown exemplary skill and have made profound contributions to the entertainment industry. The awards ceremony will take place on the 3rd of February.

The celebrations will be conducted at alum Andrew Farkas’ Farkas Hall, where Reynolds will be awarded his ‘pudding pot’, following which he will be subjected to a celebratory roast to commemorate the occasion. A press conference will be held soon after. This will be the first year that the press conference will be live streamed. Following the event, Reynolds will be attending the performance of “Casino Evil,” Pudding Theatrical’s newest production.

Ryan Reynolds is one of Hollywood’s most famous and iconic actors who has played roles in various genres ranging from drama to action to comedy. Some of his notable films include ‘Green Lantern,’ ‘Mississippi Grind’ and ‘X-Men Origins’ among many others. Ryan was recently nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of ‘Deadpool’ in the live-action adaptation of the comic. The film also won a Golden Globe in the best comedy or musical picture category. The film received wide recognition for it’s storyline adaptation and was nominated for ‘best picture’ by the Producers Guild of America Awards.

Following his father’s demise after a long battle with Parkinson’s, Reynolds decided to serve as a member of the board of directors for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, an institution geared towards research for Parkinson’s. In 2007, Ryan managed to raise a total of $100,000 by running in the New York City Marathon in honor of his father.

Established in 1963, the Man of the Year awards have been presented to some iconic faces in the entertainment industry, some of which include Clint Eastwood, Robert Downey Jr., Justin Timberlake and Chris Pratt to name a few. Being the oldest theatrical organization, the Hasty Pudding Institute aims to help in the development of young aspiring performers and help them get a footing in the world of the performing arts.