'The Affair' wins Golden Globe for creative storytelling and spectacular performances.
‘The Affair’ wins Golden Globe for creative storytelling and spectacular performances.

Israeli film and television creator Hagai Levi told Army Radio this morning (January 12, 2015) that he was ‘shocked’ upon hearing that The Affair –the show he co-wrote – won the Golden Globe award for best television drama on Sunday night. Netflix’s House of Cards, HBO’s Game of Thrones, PBS’s Downton Abbey, and CBS’s The Good Wife, had also been up for the award.

“It was the last thing we expected,” Tel Aviv-based Levi told the Israeli radio station, about the show he created with producer and writer Sarah Treem. “We were all shocked.”

The Affair explores the emotional and psychological effects of two marital affairs.

Levi and Treem also worked together on the HBO hit In Treatment – which was based on Levi’s Hebrew-language drama, BeTipul.

Meanwhile, the Israeli film Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem which was up for a Best International Film award lost to the Russian film, Leviathan.