Maura Tierney's phone blew up on Thursday.
The nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes were announced that morning. The 50-year-old actress and previous Emmy nominee was nominated for her first Golden Globe, for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie for her role as Helen Solloway, a woman whose husband cheated on her, on Showtime's The Affair.
"I was really surprised. It's a really difficult category," Tierney told E! News exclusively. "So it's really super flattering and I was really happy for the show too."
"I woke up and saw my phone was sort of filled with things and I thought, 'Oh maybe something good happened,'" she said.
The other nominees in her category are Uzo Aduba from Orange Is the New Black, Regina King from American Crime, Judith Light from Amazon's Transparent and the most recent winner, Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt.