Cotillard gets Hasty Pudding award

Marion Cotillard has been named the 2013 Harvard University Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year.

The Oscar-winning French actress, who won the 2007 best actress Oscar for her role in La Vie En Rose, will be honoured with a parade and roast, and given her ceremonial pudding pot, at Harvard on January 31.

The 37-year-old star has appeared more recently in Inception, Contagion and The Dark Knight Rises.

Claire Danes was the woman of the year last year.

The man of the year will be announced at a later date and honoured on February 8.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe. The awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to entertainment.