Filmmaker Christopher Nolan to be knighted

Christopher Nolan recently won an Oscar. (courtesy: the Academy)


Anglo-American filmmaker Christopher Nolan, fresh off his Oscar for historical drama Oppenheimer, will receive a knighthood of Great Britain for services rendered to cinema. His wife and film producer Emma Thomas will be awarded the title of dame, the female equivalent of a knighthood, the British government announced Thursday in an honors list recommended by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, which also included Conservative and technology industry executives.

Oppenheimer, a blockbuster biopic about the race to build the first atomic bomb, won seven Academy Awards earlier this month, including the Best Picture trophy and Nolan's first Best Director Oscar. His career includes other highly acclaimed films such as Interstellar, Inception, Dunkirk and the Batman trilogy.

Nolan wrote the screenplay for Oppenheimer and produced the film with Thomas.

Others who received a knighthood included Demis Hassabis, the CEO of Google's DeepMind. Other figures from the world of artificial intelligence who have been honored include Matthew Clifford, AI advisor to the UK government, and entrepreneur Ian Hogarth, chairman of the AI ​​Safety Institute, who were both awarded the CBE ( Commander of the Order of the United Kingdom). Empire.)

Billionaire businessman and Conservative Party donor Mohamed Mansour has been knighted for his services to business, charity and politics.

Sunak also handed out awards to his Tory lawmakers – with knighthoods for Philip Davies and Mark Spencer and damehoods for Tracey Crouch and Harriett Baldwin. Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has been awarded an honorary CBE for his services to the creative industries.

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