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, actor, producer and director of the Netflix series “Ozark,” who also starred in “Arrested Development,” will receive his roast pudding on February 3, the theater group said in a statement.
“We are delighted to present Jason Bateman with the 55th Annual Hasty Pudding Man of the Year Award. It’s been a hot minute since we handed one over, so we figured we’d give it to the guy all of our moms have a crush on after watching ‘Ozark’, ”said organization president Nick Amador.
The final man of the year was Ben Platt in 2020. Previous recipients include Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and Samuel L. Jackson.
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Bateman, 52, won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Drama in 2020 for “Ozark,” two SAG Awards for appearing in “Ozark” and a Golden Globe for Best Actor in 2005 for his portrayal of Michael Bluth in “Arrested Development”. ”
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Bateman, whose acting career dates back to the early 1980s, has appeared in several television shows and starred in several films, including the films “Horrible Bosses”, “Game Night” and “Identity Thief”.
Bateman at the age of 18 became the youngest director in the Directors Guild of America to have directed three episodes of “Valerie,” according to Hasty Pudding Theatricals, which dates from 1844 and considers itself the third oldest cast. theater to the world.
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The Man of the Year award has been presented since 1967. The Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award was established in 1951. The 2022 Woman of the Year has yet to be announced. The 2021 recipient was Oscar winner Viola Davis.
The awards are presented to individuals who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.
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