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Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx

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The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 honored acclaimed Producer David Heyman last night as the 2014 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx . The annual Order of the Golden Sphinx gala was held at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Heyman's critically acclaimed box office hit Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney received 10 Academy Award nominations and won an outstanding seven Oscars. He is the producer of all the film adaptations of J.K Rowling's Harry Potter books.

The Order of the Golden Sphinx, named for a traditional symbol of The Hasty Pudding Institute, is the highest honor bestowed by the Institute. This award recognizes individuals for their extraordinary contributions to the arts.

The Order of the Golden Sphinx gala included a dinner with special performances by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and the Harvard Krokodiloes. The cast ofHeathers: The Musical performed during the gala, as the Pudding recently announced the show as the first initiative of "Hasty Pudding Presents." This initiative endeavors to support professional performing arts projects consistent with the Pudding's 200-year old brand and mission. Laurence O'Keefe, co-author and producer of Heathers, is a proud The Hasty Pudding alumnus.

Guests in attendance included Master of Ceremonies Andrew L. Farkas, Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2014 Man of the Year Neil Patrick Harris, Courtney B. Vance, Mo Rocca, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Jeff and Lisa Blau, Diane Paulus, Michael Mayer, Lyor Cohen, Daniel Loeb, Howard and Abby Milstein, Pamela Hanson, Mickey and Peggy Drexler, Steve Hanson, Stew Leonard, Susan Merinoff, and Barry and Lizanne Rosenstein.

Continuing their philanthropic mission, the Pudding officially announced the four funding initiatives: the BAM Arts & Justice program, Arthur Miller Foundation and the Institute of Play, East End Special Players, and inaugural Hasty Pudding Institute Screenwriting Fellowship with The Black List. The grant recipients represent the Institute's mission to foster the arts and encourage their growth.

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Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
David Heyman, Andrew L. Farkas

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Nell Benjamin, Mo Rocca

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Lisa Oz, Dr. Mehmet Oz

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Courtney Vance

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Amanda Lipitz

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Diane Paulus, Michael Mayer

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
David Heyman

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Lyor Cohen

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Howard & Abby Milstein

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Stew Leonard, Steve Hanson

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Amanda Lipitz, Sandi Farkas, The Pudding Ladies

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Mark Szpak, Andrew L. Farkas, Andrea Olshan, Eliah Seton, Conor Gaughan

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Susan Merinoff, Andrew Crisses, Abby Crisses

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew L. Farkas, The Pudding Ladies

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Neil Patrick Harris, The Pudding Ladies

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Andrew L. Farkas

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Cast of Heathers: The Musical

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
David Heyman, The Pudding Ladies

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Matt DaSilva, The Pudding Ladies

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
David Heyman

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Andrew L. Farkas, Neil Patrick Harris

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
Andrew L. Farkas, Neil Patrick Harris, David Heyman

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
David Heyman, Andrew L. Farkas

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