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Ryan Reynolds Is Man of the Year

1.13.17

Ryan Reynolds appears at the 82nd Academy Awards.

Photograph from Wikimedia 


Ryan Reynolds appears at the 82nd Academy Awards.

Photograph from Wikimedia 

Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named actor and producer Ryan Reynolds its 2017 Man of the Year. Reynolds also received a 2017 Golden Globe nomination for playing the title character of the superhero film Deadpool, and in 2011 was chosen by the power ring of the planet Oa to be its earthly guardian in The Green Lantern.

Prior to wearing Deadpool's form-fitting head-to-toe red and black, Reynolds has recently donned: business formal to play a lawyer (and the grandson of the composer Arnold Schoenberg) for Woman in Gold; a slightly cheaper suit to play an editorial assistant in the sex comedy The Proposal; and a pink jumpsuit for the serial killer comedy The Voices.

Reynolds will receive the award on February 3. Festivities include a celebratory roast, the presentation of the Pudding Pot, a press conference (which will be streamed online for free for the first time), and opening night of the Pudding's annual production. Past recipients of the award, established in 1963, have included Steven Spielberg and Mikhail Baryshnikov, among others.

The group named Octavia Spencer its Woman of the Year.

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