Octavia Spencer Named 2017 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
The 'Hidden Figures' actress will be roasted by the Harvard student theatrical group Jan. 26.
Octavia Spencer has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding student theatrical group.
The Oscar winner and Hidden Figures actress will be honored — and roasted — Jan. 26 at the organization's first-ever live-streamed ceremony. The group stated in a release that they are "proud to honor an actress whose depth of talent has captivated audiences with her comedic wit and her graceful portrayals of the underrepresented."
The Woman of the Year honor is given to performers who have made lasting contributions to entertainment. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year has been given to Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren, Amy Poehler and Kerry Washington.
Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds will be honored as Hasty Pudding Man of the Year on Feb. 3.