Claire Danes to receive Hasty Pudding Award
London: After winning a Golden Globe last week for her role in US drama ‘Homeland’, Claire Danes is set to add another feather to her cap as she has been declared the recipient of this year’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year prize.
The 32-year-old will be given the honorary award at a ceremony and parade in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on 26 January.
The prize is handed out annually by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest undergraduate drama troupe in the US.
Organisers said that they were “proud to honour such an accomplished actress”.
The group said Danes had “established herself as one of Hollywood’s leading actresses throughout a critically acclaimed career that has spanned film, television, and theatre, ”the BBC reported.
The actress first shot to fame in 1994 after starring in US teen drama ‘My So-Called Life’.
Her film roles include ‘Little Women’, Baz Luhrmann’s ‘William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet’, ‘The Hours’, ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’ and ‘Stardust’.
Hasty Pudding winners are given a golden pudding pot, a tradition dating back to 1795 when 21 Harvard students pledged that each member of their new club would provide “a pot of hasty pudding” for every meeting.
Previous Woman of the Year winners includes Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry and Catherine Zeta Jones.