Chris Pratt honored by Harvard theater group

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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 5:59 PM
Chris Pratt honored by Harvard theater group

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Chris Pratt has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Pratt also co-stars on NBC's "Parks & Recreation" with Amy Poehler, who was named as Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year last week.

Jason Hellerstein, president of the student group, says, "We vehemently deny that the members of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals are obsessed with Parks & Recreation."

Wednesday's announcement says Pratt became "a bona fide Hollywood heavyweight" in the past year.

Pratt will receive his pudding pot Feb.6 following a parade through Harvard Square and a roast. Poehler will be honored Jan. 29.

Last year's winners were Helen Mirren and Neil Patrick Harris.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe, dating to the late 18th century.