According to the Hollywood Foreign Press, the year’s best television shows were newcomers.
Amazon’s streaming series “Transparent” was named the best television musical or comedy. Showtime’s “The Affair,” meanwhile, claimed the prize for best drama.
The critically acclaimed Showtime drama bested “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife” and “House of Cards” for its trophy.
— “The Affair” did not, however, sweep the categories in which it was nominated. Kevin Spacey–not “Affair” star Dominic West–won for best lead actor in a drama.
The show could, however, walk away with a second award. Its female lead Ruth Wilson is up for best actress. (Update: Ruth Wilson did win for Best Actress)