Ozark actor Jason Bateman was honoured Thursday as Man of the Year by Harvard College’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals in Cambridge.
College students wearing elaborate costumes bestowed the golden pudding pot on Bateman, however not earlier than poking enjoyable at his varied roles in tv and movie and even tossing him a toy sword to combat his youthful self.
“Fun fact — because of the scheduling of that film (Teen Wolf Too), Jason technically didn’t finish high school,” Hasty Pudding Theatricals President, Nicholas Amador, stated.
“All for a movie that only got eight out of 100 on Rotten Tomatoes.”
To earn his pudding pot, Bateman, 52, needed to endure just a little additional embarrassment: the Pudding members had Bateman sing Bangles hit Everlasting Flame, (Bateman sang a rendition of the tune in 2002’s Sweetest Factor) with a frozen banana appearing as his microphone.
Thursday night’s festivities marked the first time the award was introduced since the coronavirus pandemic started in 2020.
The final Man of the Year was Ben Platt in 2020. Previous recipients embody Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson. The 2022 Girl of the Year, Jennifer Garner, can be honoured Saturday.
The Arrested Improvement star additionally produced and directed Ozark, a well-liked Netflix sequence. He’s the fifty fifth recipient of the theatre troupe’s coveted pudding pot.
Throughout the roast, Bateman known as out to his former Arrested Improvement co-star Will Arnett and actor Sean Hayes, who had been cheering him on in the crowd.
Bateman, Arnett and Hayes at present host a podcast collectively, SmartLess, and are embarking on a North American tour this month.
“I am flattered, grateful, mortified and oddly comfortable,” Bateman joked, after receiving the award.
Bateman earned a Primetime Emmy for excellent directing in a drama in 2020 for Ozark, two SAG awards for appearing in Ozark, and a greatest actor Golden Globe in 2005 for his portrayal of Michael Bluth in Arrested Improvement.
Bateman, whose appearing profession dates to the early Eighties, has appeared in a number of tv exhibits and starred in a number of movies together with the Horrible Bosses motion pictures, Recreation Night time, and Identification Thief.
The Man of the Year Award has been handed out since 1967, and the Girl of the Year Award was established in 1951. The awards acknowledge individuals who have made lasting and spectacular contributions to the world of leisure.
When requested the place he’d be displaying his pudding pot in relation to his Emmy, Bateman stated that he’d be inserting it proper above the prestigious tv award.
“You can’t put pudding in an Emmy,” Bateman quipped. – AP