A visibly moved Lady Gaga won the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as the Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel. Playing an 115-year-old vampire who’s in love with a former drug-addict (played by Matt Bomer) the pop superstar emerged victorious from an impressive group of nominees that included veteran actors like Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), Queen Latifah (Bessie), and Felicity Huffman (American Crime).
Shaking as she made her way to the stage, the Globes newbie began her speech by declaring that it was “One of the greatest moments in my life.” Overcome with emotion for winning her first Golden Globe for her first nomination, Gaga said that she felt “Like Cher in the John Patrick Shanley film, Moonstruck, right now.” After gaining her composure somewhat, Gaga set the record straight about how she got there: “I wanted to be an actress before I wanted to be a singer, but music worked out first.”
When it came time for the thank-you portion of her remarks, Gaga had nothing but love for her costars. “You’re my family forever,” she said of the fellow members of her American Horror Story cast. “Because of you, I was able to shine, I guess.” She made special mention of Bomer and series creator Ryan Murphy. “I’m truly speechless,” Gaga concluded, before the music picked up and she was whisked away backstage.