Golden Globe TV nominations have a heavy British accent
British invasion: At least 16 nominations involve the United Kingdom and its actors.
Ricky Gervais receives a Globe nom for Best actor and the series, which wraps this season, is nominated for Best Series, Musical or Comedy. (Adrian Myers / HBO)
Hugh Laurie was nominated for Fox's "House;" Jim Broadbent, Andy Serkis and Samantha Morton for HBO's "Longford" and Ruth Wilson for PBS' "Jane Eyre." Jason Isaacs received a nod for "The State Within," as did James Nesbitt for "Jekyll," both of which were made in partnership between the BBC and BBC America.
Also nominated for best miniseries or motion picture made for television were HBO's "Five Days," made in association with BBC films; "Longford"; and "The State Within."
And let us not forget Showtime's "The Tudors," nominated for best television series (drama).
But former Golden Globe winner Ricky Gervais said he doesn't see any "British invasion," even though his own series "Extras" (HBO in association with the BBC) was nominated for best television comedy, he was nominated as the star of the show, and one of his competitors in that category is Steve Carell, star of a spinoff of Gervais' original "Office."
Looking around the television landscape, he said, "There's Helen Mirren, Hugh Laurie, me and Simon Cowell," he said. "That's only half an SAS [Special Air Services] team. We can't invade you with four."