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Rita Kokshanian
Jan 06, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Another day, another honor for Kerry Washington. The Scandal actress is set to receive the Hasty Pudding Theatrical's 2016 Woman of the Year Award later this month, and she couldn't be more deserving of it. 

"We are so excited to honor Kerry Washington as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year and welcome her to Cambridge to celebrate her many achievements," Bobby Fitzpatrick, President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, says. The group was founded in 1795 by a group of Harvard students and the Woman of the Year Award is their oldest honor. Previous honorees include Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren, and Amy Poehler. Safe to say Washington is in good company. 

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"Kerry is an amazing actress with fans in the company, and the perfect choice for this honor," Fitzpatrick added. Washington will be presented with the award on January 28, when she will lead a parade through the streets of Harvard and be roasted by the group before receiving the award. 

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