Girls, gays, and theys around the globe who are basking in the Jenaissance– rejoice! — for we have yet another reason to celebrate our one and only Jennifer Coolidge. Next month, Harvard University will name Coolidge Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year.
The Woman of the Year Award was established in 1951 by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals to honor performers who “have made a lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.” It comes as no surprise that the honor will go to Coolidge after her year of scoring an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Critics Choice Award for her iconic role on The White Lotus.
“We are so excited to welcome Jennifer Coolidge back to her hometown and to Harvard, the iconic setting of Legally Blonde,” Man and Woman of the Year coordinator Maya Dubin said in a statement. “Her glittering personality and comedic presence are so Pudding. We know she’ll fit right into the Pudding’s musical spectacular, though she’ll still have to earn her Pudding Pot onstage.”
Coolidge will be honored February 4 when she will lead a parade through Harvard Square. Following the parade, Hasty Pudding will host a celebratory roast of Coolidge, after which she will receive her award.
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