Kerry Washington Named Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman Of The Year

Kerry Washington has been named Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year.

On Thursday, the “Scandal” star, who is set to portray Anita Hill in HBO’s forthcoming film, Confirmation, will be honored with a roast and parade through Harvard Square in Cambridge.

Via Page Six:

Washington is the first black woman to headline a network TV drama since 1974 as crisis management specialist Olivia Pope on the hit show “Scandal.” She has earned Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG nominations as well as an NAACP Image Award for best actress.

Washington was selected because she’s a “talented and socially engaged film, TV and stage actress who keeps breaking barriers in Hollywood.”

Previous winners include Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. Amy Poehler won last year.

Hasty Pudding is the nation’s oldest collegiate theatrical organization.

Congratulations to Kerry!

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