Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy this year. This is her second Emmy nomination.
Tierney will be competing for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in The Affair.
Tierney is nominated for the episode “Helen Solloway.” In a phone interview with The Daily Beast, the actress revealed her reaction upon being considered for a Primetime Emmy.
Maura Tierney explained:
“It was very fun, and also fun to read, a completely different side of the character. When I got the script, it was very funny and very sad: the writer did an excellent job. What I liked about the scene was it was the first time you see this character previously portrayed as annoyingly perfect but very not perfect. I thought it was a clever choice to kind of show how desperately un-OK she was. It was a real left turn for the character.”
While The Affair hasn’t been nominated for any other category, Tierney’s nomination is the first since it began airing in 2014. However, the show managed to win a Golden Globe twice in 2015 and 2016.
Tierney will be going up against Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, and others actresses in the category. Uzo Aduba won the award in 2014 and 2015 for playing Suzanne in Orange is the New Black. However, the actress wasn’t nominated this year.
The 68th Primetime Emmy has been scheduled to take place on September 18 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. The event will be hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.