James Corden
British comedian James Corden (Charley Gallay/Getty)

He received rave reviews when he made his late night US TV debut and now James Corden has bagged himself a nomination for a Critics' Choice TV award.

The 36-year-old comedian and actor, who started hosting The Late Late Show on CBS in March, is shortlisted for the best talk show gong.

He will go head-to-head with more established names such as Graham Norton, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon for the prestigious accolade.

Announcing the news to fans on Twitter, Corden couldn't hold back his excitement.

Corden replaced Scottish-born Craig Ferguson on the show after moving his family across to Los Angeles.

Despite initial fears that American audiences would not "get" Corden's British humour, the Into The Woods actor has been a hit across the pond thanks to his hilarious sketches and impressive list of guests which has already included Mariah Carey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Beckham and Naomi Campbell.

Meanwhile, BBC drama A Poet In New York, about the death of Dylan Thomas, is on the Critics' Choice shortlist for best movie made for TV and Wolf Hall, the BBC's adaptation of Hilary Mantel's novels about Henry VIII's advisor Thomas Cromwell, is in the running for best limited series.

The Critics' Choice TV Awards, which is presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), is scheduled to be held in Los Angeles on 31 May.