The Queen has unveiled her 2019 New Year’s Honours list, with the likes of “Monty Python” star Michael Palin, director Christopher Nolan and Twiggy all making the cut.
Twiggy will become a dame, while Palin will receive a knighthood and Nolan will get a CBE. Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has also been recognized for his services to music.
Palin said after the news emerged online, “Discovering there were five other people who had the same sort of sense of humour as myself and we all appreciated each other’s work and that the work that we did, both on television and film, is still being replayed and still being appreciated, that’s quite something, really, after 50 years.”
He added, according to ITV News: “It will be 50 years since ‘Python’ started, next year. That’s something that hit a high spot that will last forever, so I’m very grateful to all the other Pythons and I am very proud of ‘Python’.”
Not only are an array of celebrities being honoured on the list, but the royal has also included the British divers who rescued the young soccer players trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand.
The list, which was unveiled Friday, also named 43 people who helped out during the 2017 terror attacks in Manchester and London.
The nominations are judged on things including degree of risk, persistence and how aware the person in question was of the danger.
See the full list here.