Christopher nolan to receive knighthood for contribution to film industry.

British-American filmmaker Christopher Nolan, fresh from his Oscar triumph for the historical drama “Oppenheimer,” is set to be knighted by Britain for his significant contributions to the film industry.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Nolan’s wife and film producer, Emma Thomas, will also be honored with a damehood, the female equivalent of knighthood, as announced by the British government in a list of honors recommended by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. This distinguished list also includes Conservative politicians and leaders from the tech industry.

Nolan’s critically acclaimed film “Oppenheimer,” a compelling biopic chronicling the race to develop the first atomic bomb, clinched seven Academy Awards earlier this month, including the coveted Best Picture trophy and Nolan’s inaugural Best Director Academy Award. Throughout his illustrious career, Nolan has delivered numerous cinematic masterpieces, including “Interstellar,” “Inception,” “Dunkirk,” and the iconic Batman trilogy.

For “Oppenheimer,” Nolan not only penned the screenplay but also served as the film’s producer alongside Emma Thomas.

In addition to Nolan, other notable figures receiving knighthoods include Demis Hassabis, the CEO of Google’s DeepMind. The honors list also acknowledges key figures from the artificial intelligence realm, such as Matthew Clifford, an AI adviser to the British government, and entrepreneur Ian Hogarth, chair of the AI Safety Institute, both of whom were honored with CBEs (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).

Moreover, billionaire businessman and Conservative Party donor Mohamed Mansour has been bestowed with a knighthood in recognition of his contributions to business, charity, and political service.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has also honored Conservative lawmakers, awarding knighthoods to Philip Davies and Mark Spencer, and damehoods to Tracey Crouch and Harriett Baldwin.

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has been recognized with an honorary CBE for his invaluable services to the creative industries.