VIDEO: Amy Poehler Accepts Harvard's 'Hasty Pudding' Award
Comedian Amy Poehler was roasted and teased on Thursday as she accepted Harvard's Hasty Pudding Award. In her speech, the 'Parks and Rec' star joked about never winning an Emmy Award despite 15 nominations. Watch the clip below!
The Woman of the Year Award is the Hasty Pudding Theatricals oldest honor, bestowed annually on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year Award has been given to many notable and talented entertainers, including Meryl Streep,Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor,Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, and most recently, Marion Cotillard and Dame Helen Mirren.
The Woman of the Year festivities, presented by The Related Companies, will begin at 4:00 p.m. on January 29, 2015, when Poehler will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge. Following the parade, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals will host a celebratory roast for the actress. At 4:30 p.m., Poehler will be presented with her Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall, the Hasty Pudding's historic home in the heart of Harvard Square since 1888. A press conference will follow the presentation. Afterward, Hasty Pudding cast members will perform several musical numbers from the group's 167 th production, Oops!...Madrid It Again!
AMY POEHLERis one of Hollywood's most versatile and sought after talents. She currently stars on the Emmy-nominatedParks and Recreation as"LeslieKnope," a role for which she has received much critical acclaim, including a 2014 Golden Globe win and five consecutive Emmy nominations.Poehlercan also be seen as the host and producer of her award-winning online series Smart Girls at the Party and will be featured in a number of upcoming film projects, includingSistersalongside Tina Fey and as THE VOICE of "Joy" in Pixar's next animated film,Inside Out. Poehler will also return for a third and final time as co-host of the 72 ndGolden Globe Awards this January. Poehlerspent seven seasonsonSaturdayNightLiveand is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.Her first book,Yes Please,debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.