Helena Bonham Carter to receive CBE from Queen Elizabeth
Helena Bonham Carter is set to be named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, by Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom.
The 45-year-old actress received an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in the 2010 film, "The King's Speech." According to the Associated Press, the Queen's New Year Honors list included Carter, who is set to receive the honor in a ceremony known as an investiture at Buckingham Palace in 2012.
Carter, who was raised in London, has been nominated for two Oscars and six Golden Globe Awards. She won a BAFTA last year for her role in "The King's Speech."
The actress is also known for her frequent collaborations with her partner of 10 years, Tim Burton. Carter has appeared in his films "Planet of the Apes," "Big Fish," "Corpse Bride," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" and "Alice in Wonderland." The pair have two children, son Billy Raymond Burton, 8, and Nell Burton, 4.
Carter has also appeared in films like "The Wings of the Dove," "A Room with a View," "Fight Club" and the "Harry Potter" franchise.
Also set to receive the honor is comedian Ronnie Corbett. Australian-born writer and entertainer Clive James, "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire creator Paul Smith, former Oasis front man Liam Gallagher, the Talking Heads and record producer Steve Lillywhite, among others.
The list also included those who would be knighted in the next year and those receiving OBEs and MBEs. Peter Bazalgette, who brought "Big Brother" to the United Kingdom is set to receive knighthood, according to the industry magazine.
The Queen's honor list is released twice a year, on New Year's Eve and on the Queen's birthday in June and recognizes achievement and service in the United Kingdom.
Other celebrities who have been appointed to the Order of the British Empire include Catherine Zeta Jones, Julie Andrews, Eric Clapton, Bono, Joan Collins, Joe Cocker, Judi Dench, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, Kylie Minogue, Helen Mirren, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling, Kevin Spacey, Rod Stewart and Steven Spielberg.