Octavia Spencer Named Harvard’s 2017 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

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Octavia Spencer was bestowed the honor of being named Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding student theatrical group. And as the Woman of the Year, on Jan. 26, the Hidden Figures actress will receive the group’s annual roasting. And lucky for us, it’ll be the first time it’s live-streamed.


“We are proud to honor an actress whose depth of talent has captivated audiences with her comedic wit and her graceful portrayals of the underrepresented,” the group stated in a press release.

Past recipients of the honor include Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren, Amy Poehler and Kerry Washington.

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