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Dame Helen Mirren dubbed Hasty Pudding's 'Woman of the Year'


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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ( -- Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named Dame Helen Mirren the recipient of their 2014 Woman of the Year Award.

The organization at Harvard University announced the Academy Award-winning actress won their annual award Friday.

"The Pudding is proud to honor a talented and renowned actress whose performances have garnered international critical acclaim," read a statement from the group.

Past winners of the award include Elizabeth Taylor, Julia Roberts, and Meryl Streep.

The annual Woman of the Year festivities are scheduled to begin with a parade through the streets of Cambridge at 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 30. Mirren will be given her Pudding Pot award at Farkas Hall in Harvard Square later that afternoon.

This year's Man of the Year Award winner will be announced at a later date.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe. The awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to entertainment.