It seems like every year that goes by, more and more Brits are dominating the entertainment world here in the States. But this year was particularly awesome, what with Damian Lewis‘ Emmy win for Homeland and Tom Hardy‘s lips. Yes, there’s a reason we call them BILFs. (Figure it out.)
We’ve picked some of our favorite Brits to break out this year – some who have been around forever and some who are just becoming bigger blips on our radar. You’ll notice some superstar Brits are absent from our list. This is not because we don’t adore Andrew Garfield and Robert Pattinson and every person who’s ever been on Downton Abbey or Game of Thrones, ever – WE DO! But we’ve honored them so much we decided to try to focus on some of the Brits that really caught our eye this year. Behold, 20 of our faves from 2012!