With a total of four Emmy nominations for 'Normal People', it seems that the British media have once again run away with themselves by claiming our homegrown talent as British.

The Paul Mescal Emmy nomination hasn't come without its slight controversy, unfortunately, as a couple of British newspapers jumped at the chance of branding the Kildare actor as one of their own.

Following the nominations reveal, London-based newspaper The Guardian claimed Mescal as "British talent". Andrew Scott from 'Fleabag' was also lumped up into the fold, which you can see a screenshot of below. The Day Mail also published Mescal as being British.

The Guardian has now remedied their mistake to read "British and Irish talent".

Mescal has been nominated in the category of Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, and is up against some Hollywood heavy-hitters in Jeremy Irons from 'Watchmen', Hugh Jackman from 'Bad Education', Mark Ruffalo in 'I Know This Much is True', and Jeremy Pope in Netflix's 'Hollywood'.

He tweeted his own reaction to the news, as he watched the live stream unfold: "My actual face right now! Thank you to absolutely everyone at Element Pictures, Hulu and BBC Three! Lenny Abrahamson I will never be able to thank you enough! Daisy Edgar Jones this only exists because of you and your extraordinary talent it’s as simple as that! Thank you all x"

Fans rallied around the actor, sharing their joy at his Emmy 2020 nomination. Many believed that although Mescal being nominated is a triumph, they wished that his co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones had also been nominated for her role as Marianne in the series.

Vulture caught up with Mescal after he received his nomination, where he told the publication how he felt of the whole situation, and on speaking to Edgar Jones: "A bit like … fuzzy. It’s really hard to describe — tired, excited, out of breath. [...] I can’t speak highly enough of the work she did on the show. I know there are extraordinary actresses nominated in that category, but I think Daisy’s work is just phenomenal in this."

Dublin actor Andrew Scott received a nod for his role in 'Black Mirror', while Cork actress Fiona Shaw has also been nominated for her supporting role in 'Killing Eve'.

We'll have to wait and see if the Paul Mescal Emmy nomination comes to fruition when Jimmy Kimmel hosts the awards this September 20.