New Year’s honors include Britain recognizing its film direction and cricket stars, Olivia Newton-John is famous and Sam Mendes, Steve McQueen, and cricketer Clive Cloyd are knighthoods.
Honors include Ashes hero Ben Stokes, his captain Joe Root and footballer Jill Scott.
Singer Elton John, a knight in 1998, became a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor for Music
Newton-John, a 71-year-old singer and British-born actress, is best known for her 1978 musical “Grizz,” in which she sings the duet “You’re the One I Want” with John Travolta, which is world-famous. Gone. The best-selling single.
The 54-year-old Mendes directed the films “Skyfall” and “Specter” James Bond, while the 50-year-old McQueen won the 2014 Best Picture Oscar for his “12 Years a Slave.”
He becomes a Knight Bachelor, recognized by the Foreign Office. Excellent service to the UK internationally and abroad.
The 75-year-old Lloyd is a middle-order batsman and West Indies captain, between 1974 and 1985 when the team reached its peak.
OBES – Order of the British Empire – awarded to former England cricket head coach 57-year-old Australian Trevor Bialis; Wine writer Oz Clark, 80; Welsh Taekwondo World Champion Jade Jones; Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody and racing-horse trainer Paul Nichols, 57.
OBEs broadcaster June Serpang, 42; Stoke’s 28-year-old food writer Nigel Slater, who scored an unbeaten 135 against Australia in Australia’s third Ashes Test Trophy match for England this year.
Since the reign of Queen Victoria in the 19th century, the New Year has been honored and aimed at recognizing not only celebrities but also many years of selflessness and interference with national life.
The biennial honor list will be released on the Queen’s official birthday in June and at the end of each year. This list, along with a guide to the various awards, is published by the Cabinet Office and can be found at www.gov.uk/honors/honors-lists.