CAMBRIDGE (WBZNewsRadio) - It's one of the oldest honors from one of the oldest theatrical organizations in the United States and this year, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals have named actor Jennifer Coolidge as the recipient of it's 2023 Woman of the Year Award.
"From her iconic performances in The White Lotus, The Watcher, Legally Blonde, and American Pie among countless others, the Pudding is proud to celebrate a truly unique and impactful presence in the world of entertainment." The Hasty Pudding Theatricals said in a press release.
“We are so excited to welcome Jennifer Coolidge back to her hometown and to Harvard, the iconic setting of Legally Blonde. Her glittering personality and comedic presence are so Pudding,” said Man & Woman of the Year Coordinator Maya Dubin. “We know she’ll fit right into the Pudding’s musical spectacular, though she’ll still have to earn her Pudding Pot on stage.”
The actor recently earned an Emmy Award, two Critics Choice Awards, and a Golden Globe Award, as well as a Gotham Award nomination and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her role as 'Tanya McQuoid' in HBO's "The White Lotus."
Coolidge recently garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of the wealthy, unstable, and oblivious fan favorite character ‘Tanya McQuoid’ in HBO’s “The White Lotus.” Her portrayal earned her a 2022 Emmy Award, two Critics Choice Awards, and a Golden Globe Award, as well as a Gotham Award nomination and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
The award has been handed out annual since 1951 and given to some of the most talented entertainers in the world including Meryl Strep, Elizabeth Taylor, Whoopi Goldberg, Cher, Lucille Ball, Kerry Washington, and most recently Jennifer Garner.