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Harvard drama troupe honors Marion Cotillard

Actress Marion Cotillard, of France, center, the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, waves to the crowd as Harvard University theatrical students Renee Rober, left, and Ben Moss, right, ride with her in the back of a convertible during a parade through Harvard Square, in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. The award was presented to Cotillard by Hasty Pudding Theatricals, a theatrical student society at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Actress Marion Cotillard, of France, center, the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, waves to the crowd as Harvard University theatrical students Renee Rober, left, and Ben Moss, right, ride with her in the back of a convertible during a parade through Harvard Square, in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. The award was presented to Cotillard by Hasty Pudding Theatricals, a theatrical student society at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard (koh-tee-YAR') has taken home the pudding pot after being honored as woman of the year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Cotillard smiled, waved and caught a teddy bear from the crowd during a parade through Cambridge's Harvard Square on Thursday.

Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, actress Marion Cotillard, of France, holds the award during a news conference, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. The award was presented to Cotillard by Hasty Pudding Theatricals, a theatrical student society at Harvard. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, actress Marion Cotillard, of France, holds the award during a news conference, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. The award was presented to Cotillard by Hasty Pudding Theatricals, a theatrical student society at Harvard. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The procession was followed by a roast of the 37-year-old French actress at Hasty Pudding headquarters, during which Cotillard sang a song from "La Vie En Rose." Cotillard won a best actress Oscar for her portrayal of famed French singer Edith Piaf in that 2007 film.

Actress Marion Cotillard, of France, right, sings Je Ne Regrette Rien, as Harvard University theatrical student Ethan Hardy, left, plays the role of Edith Piaf, in a spoof during Hasty Pudding Theatricals award ceremonies, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Cotillard was awarded Hasty Pudding Theatricals woman of the year by the student theatricals society at Harvard. Cotillard played the staring role in a film about Piaf. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Actress Marion Cotillard, of France, right, sings Je Ne Regrette Rien, as Harvard University theatrical student Ethan Hardy, left, plays the role of Edith Piaf, in a spoof during Hasty Pudding Theatricals award ceremonies, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Cotillard was awarded Hasty Pudding Theatricals woman of the year by the student theatricals society at Harvard. Cotillard played the staring role in a film about Piaf. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Cotillard has appeared more recently in "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises."

Claire Danes was the woman of the year in 2012.

The awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to entertainment.