CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts ( Associated Press) – Jason Bateman was named Man of the Year 2022 by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Thursday, the first recipient of the award since 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bateman, the actor, producer and director of the Netflix series The Ozarks, who also starred in Arrested Development, will receive his pudding bowler on a roast February 3, the theater troupe said in a statement.
“We are thrilled to present Jason Bateman with the 55th annual Hasty Pudding Man of the Year. It was a hot moment since we handed out one of them, so we decided to give it to the guy that all our mothers are in love with after watching the Ozark, “said the president of the organization Nick Amador.
The Last Person of the Year was Ben Platt in 2020. Past awards have included Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson.
Bateman, 52, received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama in 2020 for The Ozarks, two SAG Awards for his performance in the Ozarks, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 2005 for his role as Michael Blute in a film. “Arrested development”. ”
Bateman, whose acting career began in the early 1980s, has appeared in several television shows and has appeared in several films, including Dire Bosses, Game Night, and The Identity Thief.
Bateman became the youngest director of the Directors Guild of America at 18 for directing three episodes of Valerie, according to Hasty Pudding Theatricals, which dates back to 1844 and calls itself the third oldest theater company in the world.
The Man of the Year award has been awarded since 1967. Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year Award was established in 1951. The theme “Woman of the Year 2022” has yet to be announced. Oscar winner Viola Davis became the laureate of 2021.
The awards are presented to people who have made a significant contribution to the world of entertainment.