Well, first things first - it's a very good year for the Brits. The show with the most nominations is Downton Abbey - it got a nod for 'Best Miniseries', while acting honours went to Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern (alright, she's American, but it's a British show).
But as well as that, 1950s-set BBC drama The Hour did well, again picking up a nod for 'Miniseries' and also nominations for stars Romola Garai and Dominic West (we're sad to see the fantastic Ben Whishaw left out, but maybe next year).
The Brits also made their presence felt elsewhere - Damian Lewis's fantastic performance in Homeland was rightly recognised, Jeremy Irons got a nod for The Borgias, Emily Watson was shortlisted for her role in Appropriate Adult, and Kelly Macdonald made her presence felt after another sterling turn in Boardwalk Empire.
Elsewhere, Bill Nighy, Kate Winslet and Idris Elba each got an acting nod. Even Episodes - which picked up a nomination for 'Best Comedy' and one for star Matt LeBlanc - is a British co-production.
So is this the year that the Brits finally conquer America? Well, not entirely. The best television series categories - minus the miniseries list - are unsurprisingly still all-American. But did the right shows get in?
Well, first of all, it's a joy that the wonderful Homeland and its stars picked up nominations (especially since the show was confusingly omitted from the Screen Actors Guild announcement yesterday). American Horror Story is divisive, but there's no doubt it's captivating and has caused a stir (as well as being a huge success).
The only slight surprise in the drama category is Boss, which has muddled along well enough but without the ratings you'd really expect. The critics appear to have warmed to it, but when you're missing out, say, Breaking Bad or Friday Night Lights, people might start to mutter.
Over in the comedy category, you could potentially say the same about Enlightened, which is another critical darling largely ignored by the viewers.
It's quite a nice surprise to see New Girl in the mix - we love a bit of Zooey Deschanel here at Tube Talk, and it is one of the best new comedies. But we're sure fans of Community (completely snubbed... again) and Parks and Recreation (a solitary nod for Amy Poehler) may feel aggrieved.
Largely, the acting nods make sense - though Hung's Thomas Jane is a bit of an odd choice (could this be a case of a cut-and-paste job? He was nominated last year).
Similarly, there could be confusion about the decision to pick Johnny Galecki over his Big Bang Theory co-star Jim Parsons - who generally gets the nods - and though we're big fans of Episodes here at Tube Talk, it got very mixed reviews when it aired and could cause some controversy with its nominations.
In terms of nicer surprises, it's quite gratifying in some ways that the Golden Globes has nominated Madeleine Stowe for her role in Revenge. It would have been easy to ignore the show - it's a primetime ABC soap, basically - but Stowe is always entertaining and deliciously wicked. A triumph over snobbery, though she probably won't win (and this is not to say that certain actresses left out were not deserving).
Oh, and in terms of the supporting actress category, one of our team is furious about the lack of the fab Margo Martindale from Justified - and, in fact, the lack of other nominations for Justified too.
Of course, these are just our snap judgements - we're sure we'll think of more disappointing omissions or discover more pleasant surprises as we examine the list more closely. In the meantime, why don't you take a look at the nominations and let us know what you make of this year's shortlist?
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