Ryan Reynolds was recently announced as the Man of the Year by Hasty Pudding Theatricals, which is the oldest theater company in the United States, founded in 1770. Since 1963, when the category of Man of the Year was introduced, every year a performer who has contributed immensely to the world of performing arts and cinema and has left a lasting impression on the audiences is chosen for the category. Few of the artists who have been the recipients of this prestigious award include Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Justin Timberlake, Chris Patt, Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks. One of the most recent recipient before Ryan Reynolds was Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who incidentally was also the 50th Man of the Year.
As the world of media has developed rampantly over the past few years, the dynamics of reaching out to the audience has been changing rapidly too. And, it is because of this that the press conference regarding the Man and Woman of the Year can be watched by the audience through the medium of live streaming online. This is the first time the audience would be able to take advantage of this for this event. The information about the live streaming is made available to the public through the social media accounts of the Hasty Pudding. The 169th production of Hasty Pudding Theatricals named “Casino Evil” would also be showcased at the Press Conference, which would be attended by Ryan Reynolds too.
The President of Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Mr. Guan Chen, in an interview, said that the social arm of Harvard is more than happy to present Ryan Reynolds with the Man of the Year award because he totally deserves it. He also went on to say that Ryan has proven time and again his ability to break the box office records, and also broke the fourth wall in 2015. The event will be held in Farkas Hall, named for noted Harvard alum Andrew Farkas.
In Hollywood, Ryan is considered to be one of the most versatile actors to have the ability to maneuver through different genres, whether it is drama, action, thriller, or comedy, rather flawlessly. Ryan is also a noted producer and is also on the board of directors of Michael J. Fox Foundation, which supports the cause of Parkinson’s Research.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals aims to provide the much-needed support to the segment of performing arts in the form of educational, development and technical support. It also helps in training and nurturing young talents in the industry.