Actress Emma Thompson made a dame in Queen's birthday honors list

Actress Emma Thompson is pictured at the London Film festival in October.

London (CNN)Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson was awarded a damehood in Queen Elizabeth II's 2018 birthday honors list, while Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro was knighted.

Thompson, who was recognized for services to drama, is notable for her versatility as an actress and as the only person to have won Academy Awards for both acting and writing, for "Howards End" and "Sense and Sensibility," respectively, the honors committee said.
Kazuo Ishiguro, the 2017 Nobel Literature Prize laureate, is pictured in December in Stockholm, Sweden.