Helena Bonham Carter

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Helena Bonham Carter may not have nabbed an Oscar in 2011, but the Academy Award-nominated actress will be bringing home an honor of a different sort in 2012, courtesy of the Queen. 

The King's Speech star, who portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in the Oscar-winning biopic (and went on to receive an Oscar nomination for the role herself), was awarded with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's New Year Honors list, published Saturday, according to the Hollywood Reporter

Bonham Carter was among an elite group of entertainment industry professionals who received the coveted CBE honor, along with comedian Ronnie Corbett, Australian entertainer and writer Clive James, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire creator Paul Smith, former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, and record producer Steve Lillywhite (who's worked with U2 and the Rolling Stones), among others.

Blood Diamond actor David Harewood was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order the British Empire), while TV exec vet Peter Bazalgette, who brought Big Brother to the U.K, received a knighthood in the list.

The Queen's honors list, which is released twice a year (on her birthday in June and on New Year's Eve), recognizes outstanding achievement and service across the U.K. 

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