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Maura Tierney, Golden Globe Awards

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Maura Tierney took home her first Golden Globe ever at the 2016 ceremony. The veteran actress took home the trophy for Supporting Actress in Series, Movie or Limited Series for playing Helen in Showtime's The Affair. This was her first nomination as well.

"I'm such a four-eyes, which I hate, but thank you so much," she said after taking the stage. Jennifer Lopez and Dwayne Johnson presented her with the award.

During her tongue-tied speech, Tierney said her win 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 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.

Tierney thanked the writers for "find my sweet part this year" and the cast "who I love so very, very much." She also gave a special shout out to her TV ex-husband Dominic West, who "deserves his own category, ‘Best Performance by a Male Who Makes Every Woman Hate Him,' and he handles it with grace.

Her costar Ruth Wilson and the show itself took home awards at last year's ceremony.

The Affair will return for a third season on Showtime. Don't miss the Fashion Police Golden Globes special, Monday at 8 p.m., only on E!