Maura Tierney Wins First Golden Globe For Her Role In 'The Affair'

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Maura Tierney walked away with her first ever Golden Globe Sunday for her role in the Showtime original series The Affair.

The actress, who was beloved for her role as Abby on ER, received the trophy from Jennifer Lopez and Dwayne Johnson, who presented the award for Supporting Actress in Series, Movie or Limited Series, beating out Tierney beat out last year's winner Joanne Froggatt of Downton Abbey, Uzo Aduba of Orange Is the New Black, Judith Light of Transparent and Regina King for American Crime.

"I'm such a four-eyes, which I hate, but thank you so much," Tierney, who plays Helen on the Showtime series, said after taking the stage.

She appeared to be a bit nervous and tongue-tied during her speech. However, Tierney managed to admit that receiving the award was "flattering" because of the amount of people who were eligible for her category.

"There's so much excellent work and I'm so glad to be a part of it," she said.

Tierney thanked the writers of the show for giving her "my sweet part this year" and the cast "who I love so very, very much."

She also praised her TV ex-husband Dominic West on the show, whom she said "deserves his own category, ‘Best Performance by a Male Who Makes Every Woman Hate Him,' and he handles it with grace."

Costar Ruth Wilson and the show itself were honored at last year's ceremony.

The Affair will return for its third season on Showtime sometime next year.

Hosted by Ricky Gervais, the 73rd annual Golden Globes were presented live from Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on NBC.

Pam Wright