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Octavia Spencer picks up Harvard Hasty Pudding award

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/26/2017
Guan-Yue Chen, Hasty Pudding Theatricals President, left, and Dan Milashewski, vice president, kiss actress Octavia Spencer during a parade to honor Spencer as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) © The Associated Press Guan-Yue Chen, Hasty Pudding Theatricals President, left, and Dan Milashewski, vice president, kiss actress Octavia Spencer during a parade to honor Spencer as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer, fresh off her nomination for a second Oscar, has picked up yet another award: Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Guan-Yue Chen, Hasty Pudding Theatricals President, left, and Dan Milashewski, vice president, kiss actress Octavia Spencer during a parade to honor Spencer as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) © The Associated Press Guan-Yue Chen, Hasty Pudding Theatricals President, left, and Dan Milashewski, vice president, kiss actress Octavia Spencer during a parade to honor Spencer as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Spencer was honored Thursday with a parade through the streets of Cambridge, followed by a roast and the presentation of her pudding pot.

Guan-Yue Chen, Hasty Pudding Theatricals President, left, and Dan, Milashewski, vice president, right, ride with actress Octavia Spencer during a parade to honor Spencer as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) © The Associated Press Guan-Yue Chen, Hasty Pudding Theatricals President, left, and Dan, Milashewski, vice president, right, ride with actress Octavia Spencer during a parade to honor Spencer as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Spencer won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Minny Jackson in 2011's "The Help." She was nominated Tuesday in the same category for her role in "Hidden Figures," a film about the behind-the-scenes contributions of several black women in the early years of the NASA program.

Actress Octavia Spencer, right center, bottom row, poses with members of Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals after a parade to honor Spencer as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) © The Associated Press Actress Octavia Spencer, right center, bottom row, poses with members of Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals after a parade to honor Spencer as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

The Hasty Pudding award has been handed out annually since 1951 to people who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.

Guan-Yue Chen, Hasty Pudding Theatricals President, left, and Dan Milashewski, vice president, kisses actress Octavia Spencer during a parade to honor Spencer as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Guan-Yue Chen, Hasty Pudding Theatricals President, left, and Dan Milashewski, vice president, kisses actress Octavia Spencer during a parade to honor Spencer as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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