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Golden Globe Awards: Showtime’s ‘The Affair’ Wins Best TV Series Drama (Video)

The show’s star Ruth Wilson also takes home the award for Best Actress, TV Series Drama

In a surprising upset, Showtime’s freshman drama “The Affair” took home the Golden Globe award for Best TV Series – Drama.

The Dominic West and Ruth Wilson led newcomer toppled the likes of previous award winners “The Good Wife,” “House of Cards,” “Downton Abbey” and “Game of Thrones” to take the trophy presented by Adam Levine and Paul Rudd.

On the show, West plays a school teacher and married father of four, who begins a summer extramerital affair with Wilson’s unhappily married waitress, a fling that quickly grows out of control and goes on to have much bigger ramifications for their worlds.

“If I’ve learned anything from writing a show about an affair it’s how sacred and vulnerable our marriages are,” said the show’s co-creator and executive producer Sarah Treem, thanking her husband after the usual suspects.

Later in the evening, Wilson also took home the trophy for Best Actress, TV Series Drama.

“To the writers for writing one of the most complex and, shall we say, depressed characters I’ve ever played,” she said in her acceptance speech. “To my most incredible cast who, each and every one of you, it was an honor and privilege working alongside you. And Dom, your ass is something of great beauty. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise.”

The show has already been renewed for Season 2, while West was also nominated for Best Actor in the TV Series Drama category.