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Claire Danes Is This Year’s Pudding Pot Recipient

The winner for Best Performance by and Actress In a Television Series Drama Claire Danes poses with the trophy at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, January 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Claire Danes has just been named 2012 Woman of the Year by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard University, just a week after clinching her third Golden Globe win for her role in the TV series Homeland, which also made New York Magazine's 2011 Culture Awards. Along with leading a parade through Cambridge this coming Thursday, Danes will be feted at a celebrity roast held in her honor. The Pudding Pot has previously been bestowed on television greats such as Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, and Meryl Streep, as well as other fast-risers like Anne Hathaway.

Photo: ROBYN BECK/2012 AFP