Cumberbatch To Receive CBE



Star Trek into DarknessBenedict Cumberbatch will receive a CBE at the Queen’s birthday honors this weekend.

The CBE will be awarded for his contributions in the field of drama.

A CBE is short for “Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire,” and “is given to those who have a prominent role at a national level in their field – in [Cumberbatch’s] case, drama.

However, it is a lesser title than a knighthood or damehood, which is awarded to those who have had a significantly long-running contribution in their area.”

The nomination has evidently ruffled some feathers, with some believing that Cumberbatch, at thirty-eight, is too young for the award, which is usually given to someone “towards the end of their careers.”

Source: The Huffington Postvia The Daily Mail

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