Neil Patrick Harris is the 2014 Man of the Year

Neil Patrick Harris 2014 Man of the Year
Neil Patrick Harris (Getty Images/The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770)
How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris is The Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2014 Man of the Year. Harris joins recently announced Woman of the Year Dame Helen Mirren as this year’s honorees.
According to The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the awards are given to “performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.” Previous Man of the Year honorees include Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Robert de Niro, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel, and Kiefer Sutherland.
Harris will be presented with a Pudding Pot at a ceremony to be held on February 7th at Farkas Hall in Harvard Square.
“I assume this is for that pudding wrestling competition I won last April…right?” said Neil Patrick Harris. “It was dark and seemed quite seedy at the time – I’m stoked that it’s connected with Harvard. Fancy! Can’t wait!”
“We are pleased to present Mr. Harris with our Man of the Year Award honoring his distinguished contributions to the arts and entertainment industry,” said Tony Oblen, ’14, President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. “With his enviable reputation as a host and showman, we look forward to hosting Mr. Harris for an entertaining and unforgettable evening to recognize his achievements.”
Source: The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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