The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Golden Globe nominated actress, Mila Kunis, as the recipient of its 2018 Woman of the Year Award.
The Pudding is excited to honor a talented actress, whose career has taken her from television to film and now to producing as well.
The Woman of the Year Award is the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ oldest honor, bestowed annually on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year Award has been given to many notable and talented entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Debbie Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, and most recently Octavia Spencer.
The Woman of the Year festivities will begin at 2:45p.m. on January 25th, 2018, when Ms Kunis will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge. Following the parade, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals will host a celebratory roast for the actress. At 4:00 p.m., Ms Kunis will be presented with her Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall, the Hasty Pudding’s historic home in the heart of Harvard Square since 1888. A press conference will follow the presentation.
The press conferences for both The Hasty Pudding’s Man and Woman of the Year will be live-streamed and available to the public free-of-charge. More information will be available on the Hasty Pudding’s social media channels soon via Facebook www.facebook.com/thehastypudding, Twitter @thehastypudding and Instagram @thehastypudding. Afterward, the Hasty Pudding will give a preview of their 170th production, Intermission Impossible.
“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,” said 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.
MILA KUNIS has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most sought after, vivacious, and engaging actresses. Since beginning her career in acting, she has garnered an impressive body of work that includes both major motion picture and television roles.
Kunis recently starred in the STX hit comedy Bad Moms opposite Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Kathryn Hahn and Jada Pinkett Smith. She then went on to star in the much-anticipated sequel, Bad Moms Christmas, which released in November 2017.
She most recently wrapped production on the Lionsgate film, The Spy Who Dumped Me, alongside Kate McKinnon, releasing on August 3rd, 2018.
In 2010 Kunis starred as ‘Lilly’ opposite Natalie Portman in the critically acclaimed Golden Globe and Oscar nominated supernatural drama Black Swan, directed by Darren Aronofsky from Fox Searchlight. Kunis was awarded the Marcello Mastroianni Award for ‘Best Young Actress’ for her performance in Black Swan at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. Kunis was also nominated for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her performance for the 2011 SAG, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice Awards.
Kunis’s other notable film credits include Jupiter Ascending, Oz, The Great and Powerful, Ted, Friends with Benefits, Date Night, The Book of Eli, Extract, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Blood Ties, Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Max Payne, and Third Person.
Kunis is best known for her roles on two of Fox’s most successful shows: That 70’s Show and the animated Emmy nominated show Family Guy. On That 70’s Show she played ‘Jackie Burkhart,’ which earned her two Young Star Awards for ‘Best Actress’ in a Television Series. On Family Guy she is still currently the voice of ‘Meg.’
In 2015, Kunis started her production company called Orchard Farm Productions with Susan Curtis, Cameron Curtis and Lisa Sterbakov.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS to the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 170th production, Intermission Impossible, contact the HPT Box Office at 617-495-5205 or order online at www.hastypudding.org/buy-tickets. The show will be performed at Harvard University’s historic Farkas Hall, located at 12 Holyoke Street, from February 2nd until March 4th. The company then travels to New York to perform at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College on March 9th and 10th, followed by performances on March 14th-16th at Hamilton City Hall in Bermuda.
TO LIVE STREAM the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Woman of Year press conference, viewers can tune in at 4:30 p.m. ET via the Hasty Pudding’s Facebook www.facebook.com/thehastypudding.
The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770’s philanthropic mission is to provide educational and developmental support in all aspects of the performing arts for the underprivileged, to encourage satire and comedy, and to cultivate young talent around the world. The Institute is comprises the Hasty Pudding Club (the oldest social club in the United States), the Hasty Pudding Theatricals (the third oldest theater group in the world, after the Comédie-Française and the Oberammergau Passion Players) and the Harvard Krokodiloes (the foremost collegiate a cappella group in the United States). Over the last two centuries, it has grown into a premiere performing arts organization, a patron of the arts and comedy, and an advocate for satire and discourse as tools for change worldwide.