It was her first TV starring role and multiple Grammy winner Lady Gaga scored big tonight at the Golden Globes. The sometimes controversial singer won Best Performance By an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for her role as the Countess on American Horror Story: Hotel.

“I wanted to be an actress before I wanted to be a singer but music worked out first,” a clearly overcome Gaga said from the stage tonight at the Beverly Hilton. FX’s anthology AHS was created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and is in its fifth cycle.

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, Gaga’s real name, was up against Fargo’s Kirsten Dunst, Flesh & Bone’s Sarah Hay, American Crime‘s Felicity Huffman and fellow singer-turned actress Queen Latifah for her role in Bessie. Like many nominees, Gaga was also a presenter tonight giving out the Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for TV that Christian Slater won for his Mr. Robot performance.