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Actress Helen Mirren shows off twerking skills at Harvard University

When Helen Mirren showed up at Harvard University to accept the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award this week, the last thing she was probably expecting to do was twerk on stage in front of hundreds of people, but that’s exactly what happened.

Yes, you read that right, Dame Helen Mirren pulled a page out of twerk queen Miley Cyrus’ book and good-naturedly complied when one of Harvard’s Hasty Pudding drama troupe members presented her with the task of twerking on stage during the ceremony. Watch the video evidence below:
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Neil Patrick Harris named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

As if Neil Patrick Harris wasn’t legendary enough, The Hasty Pudding Theatricals declared him 2014’s Man of the Year. Their Woman of the Year, announced last week, is actress Helen Mirren.

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the oldest theatrical organization in the U.S., and they’ve been awarding notable performers with the Man of the Year title since 1963. Harris is joining the ranks of past honorees such as Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, and Justin Timberlake.

Festivities, including a roast and premiere of production Victorian Secrets, will take place on February 7, 2014 in Harvard Square. “I assume this is for that pudding wrestling competition I won last April, right?” Harris joked in a statement. “It was dark and seemed quite seedy at the time, I’m stoked that it’s connected with Harvard. Fancy! Can’t wait!”

Helen Mirren named 2014 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

There’s actually an honor out there Dame Helen Mirren hadn’t yet received — but she’s taking care of that now.

The actress has been named the 2014 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, an annual recognition by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation’s oldest theatrical organization. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year Award has been given to many A-list entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, and, most recently, Marion Cotillard. READ FULL STORY

Kiefer Sutherland named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Golden Globe-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Sutherland will be roasted and receive his ceremonial pudding pot at a ceremony scheduled for Friday.

The 46-year-old Sutherland has been in dozens of films but is perhaps best known for his role as Jack Bauer in the television series 24, for which he won Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy awards. He is currently starring in the television show Touch.

Last year’s Man of the Year was Jason Segel.

The 2013 Woman of the Year, Marion Cotillard (koh-tee-YAR’), was honored last week.

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.

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Marion Cotillard named Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
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Julianne Moore named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year 2011
Jay Leno named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year 2011

Marion Cotillard named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard has been named the 2013 Harvard University Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year.

The French actress, who won the 2007 best actress Oscar for her role in La Vie En Rose, will be honored with a parade and roast, and given her ceremonial pudding pot, at Harvard on Jan. 31.

The 37-year-old Cotillard has appeared more recently in Inception, Contagion, and The Dark Knight Rises.

Claire Danes was the woman of the year last year.

The man of the year will be announced at a later date and honored on Feb. 8.

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.

Read more:
Claire Danes is Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year 2012
Julianne Moore named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year 2011
Jay Leno named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year 2011

Claire Danes is Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year

She may have gone to Yale, but this week Claire Danes will be at Harvard, as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals crown her Woman of the Year. On January 26 she will lead a parade through Cambridge, followed by the presentation of the Pudding Pot at the annual roast. The Man of the Year has not yet been announced. Last year, Julianne Moore and Jay Leno were Woman and Man of the Year, respectively. Other pairings of past years include Anne Hathaway and Justin Timberlake, Scarlett Johanssen and Christopher Walken, and Renee Zellweger and James Franco.

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals were founded in 1795 and have been doling out the title of Woman of the Year since 1951, when Gertrude Lawrence was honored. For a look back on previous men and women who’ve been deemed worthy of the society’s highest honor, check out the history of Hasty Pudding.

Danes recently won the best actress in a TV series (Drama) Golden Globe for her role in the Showtime series Homeland.

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Julianne Moore named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year 2011
Jay Leno named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year 2011
Claire Danes: Golden Globes – Who will win?

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