Scarlett Johansson, Ben Stiller Win 2007 Hasty Pudding Awards

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Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Club picked their two honorees for Woman and Man of the Year yesterday and they’ve gone with Ben Stiller and Scarlett Johansson. Stiller is currently still selling massive amounts of tickets for his family comedy Night at the Museum and Scarlett Johansson recently starred in The Black Dahlia and The Prestige.

The Associated Press reports that the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, a student drama group at Harvard University, gives its awards to performers who have made a “lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.” The group is the nation’s oldest undergraduate drama company.

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Scarlett Johansson led a parade through Cambridge on February 15th, which led her to a roast in her honor, at which she received the “Pudding Pot,” the prize for Woman of the Year. The same thing happened for Ben Stiller on February 23th.

Scarlett Johansson is only 22 years old but has an amazing career already, marked by four Golden Globe nominations. She broke through in The Horse Whisperer only nine years ago and has since received acclaim in Ghost World, Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring, A Love Song for Bobby Long, In Good Company, Match Point, The Island, Scoop, The Black Dahlia, and The Prestige. She’s not slowing down and will next be seen in The Nanny Diaries with Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti this April. After that, she’ll star with Natalie Portman and Eric Bana this October in The Other Boleyn Girl.

Ben Stiller is 41 years old and has most recently been seen in School for Scoundrels, Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny, and the HUGE Night at the Museum. He got his start in small roles on shows as diverse as Kate & Allie and Miami Vice, but he didn’t break through until he got his own show, The Ben Stiller Show. He used that critically acclaimed but not very high-rated show to move into film and made his mark with Reality Bites, The Cable Guy, There’s Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Along Came Polly, Dodgeball, and Madagascar. He’ll next be seen in the Farrelly Brothers’ The Heartbreak Kid with Michelle Monaghan and his dad Jerry Stiller, which is scheduled for release this October.

Last year’s winners were Halle Berry and Richard Gere.


    Looks like she had a good time, she is a remarkably actress and just keeps making excellent films.