Victoria Beckham, Naomie Harris, Mark Rylance and Anna Wintour are just some of the famous faces being honoured by the Queen this year.
Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year Honours list recognizes those who have made significant contributions to British society, business and/or culture.
Former “Spice Girl” Beckham was honoured with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her work in the fashion industry. Fellow fashionista and Vogue editor-in-chief Wintour has been awarded a damehood for her services to fashion and journalism.
Rylance, 56, received a knighthood for his services to theatre and won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor earlier this year for his role in “Bridge of Spies”. Harris was also given an OBE for her services to drama after a spectacular year capped off with a Golden Globe nomination for her role in “Moonlight”.
A total of 1,197 people were awarded with honours, but most are unknown to the mass public. Among the more notable honourees are: tennis champion Andy Murray, “Keeping Up Appearances” actress Patricia Routledge, The Kinks frontman Ray Davies, comedian Ken Dodd; “Peaky Blinders” actress Helen McCrory and Brit Olympics champ Mo Farah.