Just after winning her third Golden Globe for the TV series Homeland Claire Danes has secured an even more honorable award – 2012 Woman of the Year by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard University.
The Harvard prize, The Pudding Pot, might seem like a light and comical award, but it has serious history (it was founded in 1795!) and has previously been given to some of THE biggest women stars – Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
Claire Danes has established herself as one of Hollywood’s leading actresses throughout a critically acclaimed career that has spanned film, television, and theater. Danes currently stars on the Showtime series “Homeland,” for which she recently received the 2012 Golden Globe Award, her third Globe win.
This is the second year in a row that Danes has won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress, last year for her starring role in HBO’s critically acclaimed “Temple Grandin” biopic. The performance also earned her an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild award.
Claire has been steadily collecting awards (both serious and lighthearted ones) over the past few years and I think is really rounding up to be one of the leading female actresses of our time. Despite its casual demeanor, in this award she has been likened to the ‘greats’ like Meryl and Julia. What do you think – is she of that caliber?
How is one honored with such a prestigious award? A parade through Cambridge (which will be on Thursday) and feted at a celebrity roast! It is certainly more fun than a formal award ceremony…