Hasty Pudding Honors Helen Mirren and Neil Patrick Harris with Prestigious Awards

Posted Thursday January 23, 2014 7:53 PM GMT

Honored with one of the most prestigious prizes in the theater world, Helen Mirren was given the 2014 Woman of the Year Award by The Hasty Pudding Theatricals in Cambridge, MA.

Hasty Pudding, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, established the award in 1951, which is "bestowed annually on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment," and has been given to actresses including Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts,Meryl Streep, Marion Cotillard, Jodie Foster and Anne Hathaway.

Of the award, Helen Mirren stated, "How very saucy of the Hasty Pudding organisation to offer me their award. As someone who adores Pudding in all its manifestations... Suet, Christmas, Treacle, Bread and Butter, Yorkshire, Plum, Figgy, etc., etc., I am so looking forward to the famous Hasty Pudding."

In related news, "How I Met Your Mother" super star, Neil Patrick Harris has also been named man of the year by the Harvard theatrical organization, and will receive his pudding pot, a parade throughout Harvard Square and a public roasting on February 7th.

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