Kerry Washington Honored at Harvard University
Washington was paraded around the university in an open-topped Bentley by members of the theatrical society, dressed in drag. The honor wasn’t all fun and games for the African-American actress, who took a moment during the festivities to talk to reporters about the hot button diversity issue in Hollywood following the recent ‘white-out’ at the Oscar nominations announcement. “What’s great about what is happening this year with the Oscars is it’s giving us an opportunity to talk about these things in a way that’s a little bit more honest than I think we’ve talked about them in the past,” she told Entertainment Tonight. Next week, Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt will receive the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award, and be feted with a similar ceremony.