Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has been named Hasty Pudding’s 2017 Man of the Year. Reynolds joins a list of Man of the Year award winners that includes Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Justin Timberlake, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 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.”
“We’re thrilled to present Mr. Reynolds with our Man of the Year award, especially after he proved his ability to simultaneously break box-offices records and the fourth wall in 2015,” said Guan Chen, President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. “And if his headline-stealing kiss with Andrew Garfield at the Golden Globes is any indication, it looks like he’s getting ready for his roast.”
Reynolds will be presented with the Man of the Year Award on Friday, February 3, 2017 during a celebratory roast at Farkas Hall in Harvard Square.
Deadpool has surprised awards prognosticators, emerging as a potential Oscar contender after earning Directors Guild, Producers Guild, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes, and Writers Guild nominations. In response to Deadpool‘s successful awards season run, Reynolds released a special Oscar For Your Consideration video:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 13, 2017
Reynolds’ other recent credits include Woman in Gold, The Voices, Mississippi Grind, and Safe House. Reynolds is about to return to the role of Wade Wilson (aka The Merc with a Mouth) in Deadpool 2 which will shoot later this year, and he has Life with Jake Gyllenhaal and The Hitman’s Bodyguard with Samuel L. Jackson coming out this year.