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Golden Globes: Showtime's 'The Affair' Rings Top Drama

Showtime newcomer 'The Affair' topped a group of veteran shows across formats to nail down the Golden Globe for best TV series drama, while Ruth Wilson took home the statue for best actress.

The premium network, which has renewed the show for a second season, saw the program, starring Wilson's Allison Bailey, and Dominic West's writer Noah Solloway, as the married cheaters, beat out HBO's fantasy skein 'Game of Thrones,' CBS's revitalized 'The Good Wife,' Netflix's 'House of Cards,' and PBS's 'Downton Abbey.' 

Wilson unseated last year's winner Robin Wright, who was seeking a repeat for her role as Claire Underwood, in 'House of Cards.' A previous best actress in a miniseries for 'Jane Eyre,' Wilson also topped Claire Danes, who was looking for a third Globe in the lead role of Carrie Mathison in Showtime's terrorist skein  'Homeland.' On the broadcast side,  Viola Davis in ABC's 'How to Get Away with Murder' and Julianna Marguiles in CBS's 'The Good Wife' were also recognized with nominations.

West, though, could not match his TV lover's win. Instead, the top drama actor went to Keven Spacey, who plays Wright's husband, Frank Underwood, now the U.S. President, in 'House of Cards', as the veteran finally grabbed a Globe on this, his eighth nomination.

Clive Owens in HBO's 'The Knick,' James Spader in NBC's 'The Blacklist' and Liev Schreiber for Showtime's fixer in 'Ray Donovan' were the other nominees.