Actress Jennifer Coolidge was honored as the Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year on Saturday. After parading down Massachusetts Ave. and through Harvard Square, Coolidge was honored and roasted at Farkas Hall.
Coolidge is paraded down Mass. Ave. in a Bentley convertible. The procession started near the Harvard Inn and ended at Farkas Hall.
A sea of spectators gathers in Harvard Square despite sub-zero temperatures and record wind chill.
Members of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals dress in drag and various flamboyant costumes to accompany Coolidge in the parade.
In a parade tradition, students throw a stuffed animal from a Fairfax Hall window for Coolidge to catch.
Coolidge recently starred as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt in the HBO series “The White Lotus,” winning a 2022 Primetime Emmy Award and a 2023 Golden Globe Award for her role.
Onlookers hold homemade signs supporting the actress.
Lyndsey R. Mugford ’23 and Nikita Nair ’24, president and vice president of Hasty Pudding Theatricals, flank Coolidge in the Bentley.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals present Coolidge with her Woman of the Year award at the doorstep of Farkas Hall. The Woman of the Year Award is the Pudding’s oldest honor, dating back to 1951. Past recipients include Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, and last year, Jennifer Garner.
Coolidge then joins the company in ten high-kicks, marking the conclusion of the parade and announcing the premier of HPT 174: Cosmic Relief! later in the evening.
Odessa X. Deng ’23 and Josh R. Hillers ’24 present Coolidge with her Pudding Pot during her roast onstage in Farkas Hall.