The Ivy League university will bestow its Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award on the 27-year-old actress at a parade and ceremony on January 28, Reuters reported.
Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals is America’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe, and they have recognized Anne for “ her contribution to entertainment.”
According to The Harvard Crimson student newspaper, she was chosen because of the variety roles she played onscreen and on the stage. Anne’s bustling resume includes The Princess Diaries (2001), Ella Enchanted (2004), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Bride Wars (2009), and the upcoming Alice in Wonderland.
Past Woman of the Year awardees include: Renee Zellweger, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Ella Fitzgerald and Lauren Bacall. The award was first given in 1951 to English actress and comedian Gertrude Lawrence.