Harvard Pudding honors Johansson, Stiller
EmptyBOSTON - Scarlett Johansson will lead a parade of students dressed in drag and Ben Stiller will get a roasting as this year's winners of Harvard University's irreverent Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
Johansson, who won acclaim for performances in "Lost in Translation" and Woody Allen's "Match Point," was named the theatrical group's Woman of the Year, while Stiller, star of "Meet the Fockers" and "Night at the Museum," won the men's honors, Harvard said.
The 56-year-old awards are presented annually to performers who have made "a lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment," Harvard said on its Web site.
Keeping with tradition, Johansson will lead a parade of students dressed in drag through the streets of Harvard Square on February 15 when she receives her award. Stiller will be roasted and presented with a golden pudding pot on February 23.
Previous winners have included Richard Gere, Halle Berry, Katharine Hepburn, Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts, Anthony Hopkins, Robert DeNiro and Harrison Ford.