Blimey, that didn’t take long did it? The Late Late Show with James Corden, successor to the hugely beloved The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, has been nominated for a Critics’ Choice Best Talk Show award after less than two months on the air.
AND James is not the only Brit to get the nod. He’s is up against Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, another American show with a British presenter, and BBC AMERICA’s The Graham Norton Show, which is made in the U.K. although Graham himself is Irish. The other nominees are the comparatively simple (nationalistically speaking) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
James was delighted with the news, thanking Critics’ Choice via Twitter:
We are truly shocked, thrilled and honored! Thank you so much, what a list to be on!! https://t.co/2sZ9yY84IF
— Jkcorden (@JKCorden) May 6, 2015
And if you’re at all unsure as to how he managed this feat, maybe it has something to do with his willingness to be hoisted up above the studio floor and attacked with bats by Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and LL Cool J, as he was on Tuesday for Cinqo de Mayo:
That’s one of our finest British acting talents up there being whacked by Penny from The Big Bang Theory and the man who sang “Mama Said Knock You Out.”
Showbiz is a strange place.
The Critics’ Choice Television Awards will be shown on May 31 on A&E.
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