The Hasty Pudding Theatricals announced they’ve named Mila Kunis as 2018’s Woman of the Year and Paul Rudd is the 2018 Man of the Year. The Woman of the Year award festivities will take place on January 25th, 2018, kicking off with a parade led by Mila Kunis through the Cambridge streets. That will be followed with a celebratory roast at Farkas Hall in Harvard Square during which Kunis will receive the Pudding Pot.
Paul Rudd’s Man of the Year award ceremony will be held on Friday, February 2nd.
Per Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the Man and Woman of the Year awards “are presented annually to performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.” Previous award winners include Meryl Streep, Debbie Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, Octavia Spencer, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Hanks, Chris Pratt, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Justin Timberlake, and Ryan Reynolds.
“We could not be more excited to give Mila Kunis our Woman of the Year award! We have been watching her on both the big and small screen since we were young and can’t wait to celebrate her achievements in a truly unique and memorable way,” stated Hasty Pudding Theatricals co-Producer Annie McCreery.
“Everyone in the company is really looking forward to meeting her. If she’s even half as fun as her character in Bad Moms then we’re sure it’s going to be a great time for all!” added Hannah Needle, the Pudding’s other co-Producer.
“We are incredibly excited to be honoring Mr. Rudd as our Man of the Year. The entire company is in awe of his many accomplishments in film and television. Specifically, in his ability to have not aged since 1995. We cannot wait for him to reveal the fountain of youth to us. Oh, and we hear he’s a pretty funny guy, too,” said Pudding President Amira Weeks.