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Claire Danes set for Hasty Pudding honor

Actress Claire Danes is to be honored by Harvard University students as 2012's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year.

The Romeo + Juliet star has accepted an invitation to be part of the drama club's wacky annual festivities on Thursday (26Jan12).


Danes, who follows in the footsteps of Charlize Theron, Anne Hathaway and Halle Berry by landing the award, will be paraded around the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts before accepting her honor at the campus' Farkas Hall.


In a statement, the students say they are "thrilled" to recognize Danes, describing her as "an accomplished actress, who has challenged herself with a wide range of critically acclaimed roles spanning television, film, and theater".


This year's (12) top man has yet to be announced.