Barry Keoghan named Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named Barry Keoghan, best known for his roles in “Dunkirk,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” “Eternals,” and “The Banshees of Inisherin,” as the recipient of the 2024 Man of the Award of the Year.
Keoghan recently starred in the comedy psychological thriller “Saltburn” and will be seen co-starring in the series “Masters of The Air,” a World War II drama focusing on bomber crews.
The Man of the Year festivities will take place on February 2. Hasty Pudding Theatricals will host a roast for Keoghan and present him with his pudding pot. Afterwards, Keoghan will attend a performance of Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 175th production of “Heist Heist Baby!”
“With experience as a superhero and supervillain, Barry Keoghan is the perfect choice to fight for his Pudding pot,” said Man of the Year Coordinator Aidan Golub.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, which dates back to 1844 and bills itself as the third oldest theater group in the world, has been giving out a Man of the Year Award since 1967. Last year’s recipient was Bob Odenkirk.
Odenkirk reprized the role of Saul Goodman in “Better Call Saul,” which earned him three Critics Choice TV awards and multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award nominations.
Past recipients of the Man of the Year Award include Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds.
The awards are given to people who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2024 Woman of the Year Award, which began in 1951, has yet to be announced.
Jennifer Coolidge, who saw a career resurgence after her Emmy-winning turn as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt in the HBO series “The White Lotus” was presented with the award last year. Past winners of the Woman of the Year Award include Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and Debbie Reynolds.