The venerable Emma Thompson will be joining the ranks of the Dame’ed. According to the Associated Press, Queen Elizabeth II about to get her investiture on, and give Emma the title of Dame Emma. It’s the lady equivalent of a knighthood. Emma will finally be able to join fellow Dames Judi Dench, Julie Andrews, Angela Lansbury, Helen Mirren, Joan Collins and Maggie Smith in the secret underground Dame Fight Club where the only things that land harder than the punches, are the devastating one-liners.
Emma is being honored as one of Britain’s “most versatile and celebrated actresses” as part of “The Queen’s Birthday List” which I guess is how these things are done. Lizzy’s birthday (I don’t think she minds if I call her that) was already “marked with the Trooping the Color parade” which, if it isn’t already an official London Pride event, probably should be.
There are a couple of other notable designations to be handed out as well. Keira Knightley received OBE award which makes her an “officer” of the British Empire which is better than receiving the MBE or “Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” award which Liz gave to a rapper named Ms. Dynamite. But Kiera better never try to pull rank on Tom Hardy who received a CBE award. That means you can now call him Commander Hardy, which I dare anyone to do without coming a little in their pants.
Kazuo Ishiguro, the Nobel Prize winning author of The Remains of The Day (the movie version of which earned Dame Emma an Oscar nomination) was also knighted. Other awards went to a few non-famous uggos “who have labored behind the scenes or in academic or charity positions”.
Congratulation to Dame Emma! Here’s some horny half-naked sailors. You’ve earned it!