Hasty Pudding to honor Charlize Theron, Christopher Walken
Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Christopher Walken will soon add another trophy to their collection — Hasty Pudding awards.
The awards, announced today, are given each year to performers who have made a “lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment,” by Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University, the nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe.
Theron will be honored Feb. 7 with the traditional Woman of the Year parade and roast in productions that rival broadway shows, and Walken will be similarly celebrated as Man of the Year during a tribute on Feb. 15.
Theron, 32, won an Academy Award in 2004 for her performance as a serial killer in “Monster.” She was nominated two years later for “North Country” and has appeared most recently in “In the Valley of Elah.”
Walken, 64, won a Best Supporting Oscar in 1974 for “The Deer Hunter.” His other work includes “Pulp Fiction,” ”Catch Me if You Can” and last year’s musical “Hairspray.”
Last year’s recipients were Ben Stiller and Scarlett Johansson.
In a spoof of the awards, Paris Hilton was named Harvard Lampoon’s “Hastiest Pudding of the Lampoon Award.” The 26-year-old actress-socialite be on campus Feb. 6 to pick up the honors.