TAKE That’s Gary Barlow and actors Kate Winslet and Kenneth Branagh were just a few of the big names receiving Honours.
Awards also went to actresses Jenny Agutter and Amanda Redman as well Military Wives choirmaster Gareth Malone.
And as Britain prepares for the Olympics, sporting stars were not forgotten, with MBEs going to golf world number one Luke Donald as well as former Wales rugby international Shane Williams and former England goalkeeper David James.
Gary Barlow, who was widely tipped for an honour after his involvement in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, is to receive an OBE for services to the entertainment industry and to charity.
Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet, 36, who achieved worldwide fame for her role in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, receives a CBE for services to drama.
Sarah Burton – who designed the Duchess of Cambridge’s striking gown for the Royal wedding last year – is another homegrown talent to receive an OBE.
Also receiving an OBE was choirmaster Gareth Malone, who also took part in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert with his Military Wives Choir.
In a year that saw 6% of the honours go to people from the arts and media, actor and director Kenneth Branagh was knighted for services to drama and the community in Northern Ireland.
CBEs went to The Woman in Black author Susan Hill, as well as 77-year-old cookery writer and Great British Bake-off jedge Mary Berry.
Jenny Agutter, who recently starred in the BBC1 drama Call the Midwife, receives an OBE for charitable services, while Amanda Redman, who starred in police drama New Tricks and founded the Artists Theatre School, receives an MBE.
Comedy writer Armando Iannucci, who wrote the TV series The Thick of It and co-created Alan Partridge. gets an OBE for services to broadcasting.