Here’s Who The Queen is Honoring in 2019

HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Photo by A Davidson/SHM/REX/Shutterstock (8965996t)

The Queen may not be Santa Claus, but she does have a list of names to give honours to.

Each year, the head of the monarchy recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

The 2019 list is not short on famous names across various aspects of society, and certainly not when it comes to entertainment.

Amongst the more than 1,100 honourees is director Christopher Nolan whose work includes the Batman Begins trilogy, Inception, and Dunkirk. The filmmaker will be named a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services to film.

Receiving a CBE for his services to music is drummer Nick Mason who has been with rockband Pink Floyd since its establishment.

Marking 50 years since the creation of Monty Python will see Michael Palin given a knighthood; while famous model Twiggy is due to become a Dame.

Others being honored by Queen Elizabeth II include Margaret Atwood who penned The Handmaid’s Tale, and actresses Thandie Newton and Sophie Okonedo.