The Hasty Pudding Theatricals have announced that Tim Robbins and Catherine Zeta-Jones are the recipients of the 2005 Man and Woman of the Year awards. This year’s choices join a starry elite that includes Ella Fitzgerald, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep, and Jack Lemmon.
The Woman of the Year festivities will be held on Feb. 10. At 3 p.m., Zeta-Jones will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge. Following the parade, the president of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Matt Ferrante ’05, and the vice president of the cast, Sam Gale Rosen ’06, will roast the celebrity and present her with her Pudding Pot at 3:30 p.m. in the Hasty Pudding Theatre. After the roast, several numbers from the 157th production “Terms of Frontierment” will be previewed at 3:55 p.m. and a press conference will be held at 4:20 p.m.
On Feb. 17, the man of the year will be honored. The producers of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Romina Garber ’06 and Charles Worthington ’06, will roast Robbins and present him with his Pudding Pot at 8:10 p.m. in the Hasty Pudding Theatre, prior to the start of the opening night performance of “Terms of Frontierment.” A press conference will be held immediately after the roast at 8:30 p.m.
This is the last year the Man and Woman of the Year awards will be celebrated at the historic Hasty Pudding building where they have taken place annually since their conception. The landmark 12 Holyoke St. theater that has housed the Hasty Pudding Theatricals since 1888 is to undergo a major renovation, which will begin in June 2005 (see story, this page).
Catherine Zeta-Jones first captured international recognition in “The Mask of Zorro.” Since then, she has captivated audiences worldwide, and won an Oscar for her role in the hit film “Chicago.” Zeta-Jones was nominated for a Golden Globe and took home the 2002 Critic’s Choice Award, the 2002 Screen Actor’s Guild Award for “Best Supporting Actress,” and the 2002 Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress” for her performance in “Chicago.” She has also starred in “The Terminal,” “Entrapment,” “America’s Sweethearts,” and co-starred with George Clooney in “Intolerable Cruelty.” Zeta-Jones earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of the wife of a drug-runner in “Traffic.” Most recently, Zeta-Jones starred in the international blockbuster “Ocean’s 12.” She will soon be seen starring in “The Legend of Zorro,” due for release later this year.
Tim Robbins is a talented actor, director, and producer who has been involved in countless Hollywood projects. He gained national acclaim for his starring role in the 1994 hit film “The Shawshank Redemption.” He went on to portray Dave Boyle in the 2003 film “Mystic River.” This performance won him a 2004 Oscar for “Best Supporting Actor” and a 2004 Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actor.” Robbins has appeared in many major motion pictures including “The Truth About Charlie,” “High Fidelity,” “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” “Code 46,” and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” He is also distinguished behind the camera, having written, directed, and produced several motion pictures, including “Dead Man Walking” and “Cradle Will Rock.” He will appear in the 2005 Steven Spielberg sci-fi thriller “War of the Worlds.”