Mirren honored with Harvard's Hasty Pudding award

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 5:06 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 31 at 11:04 AM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Helen Mirren has been honored as woman of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, twerking as part of the traditional spoof.

The 68-year-old Mirren tried to sign the word "twerk" during Thursday's roast ceremony then let slip a curse word and danced.

Mirren won the 2007 best actress Oscar for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen" and has been nominated on three other occasions. She also appeared in "Age of Consent, "Gosford Park" and "The Madness of King George."

Hasty Pudding Theatricals is America's oldest undergraduate drama troupe. It annually honors performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to entertainment. Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris will be honored as man of the year Feb. 7.

Last year's winners were Marion Cotillard and Kiefer Sutherland.

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