The popular musician claimed the prize for Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Celebrated pop star and fledgling thespian Lady Gaga has pulled out a stunning victory at the 2016 Golden Globes, squeezing out veteran screen star and arguable pre-ceremony favourite Kirsten Dunst for the prize of Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-series Or Motion Picture Made For Television.
Gaga was nominated for her work in the most recent season of American Horror Story, Hotel, while Dunst got the nod for her role as out-of-her-depth stylist Peggy Blumquist in the acclaimed second season of FX's brilliant anthology series, Fargo. Fellow nominees included Sarah Hay (Flesh & Bone), Felicity Huffman (American Crime) and Queen Latifah (Bessie), who herself boasts a vocal army of supporters in the mix.
The result has seen an interesting dichotomy emerge on social media; namely, Gaga's Twitter mentions are presently uniformly gushing with praise for the newly awarded actress, while those focusing on Dunst appear to feel that she might have been robbed by someone with little claim to the "actress" title, much less the "best" component of things.
See a selection of battle lines being drawn below.
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@ladygaga congratulations for your golden globe, it is well deserved and shows that this is not only good as a singer as well as an actress— Victor Castillo (@VixhoGaga28) January 11, 2016
YAAAAASSSSSS QWEEN, I'M SCREAMING! So proud of you, love. You deserve! Thanks for this happiness, thanks for everything. @ladygaga— Larissa (@LarissaARTPOP) January 11, 2016
LADY GAGA WINS THE GOLDEN GLOBES FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A TV MOVIE OR MINI SERIES FOR AHS: HOTEL. WAAAAAH! LUV U, MOTHER MONSTER!— Boypolar (@gianpaulocabs) January 11, 2016
@Karnythia gaga didn't even out act kirsten dunst lbr— stay in ur lane (@time4myopinion) January 11, 2016
I just heard Lady Gaga won a Golden Globe for AHS over Kirsten Dunst for Fargo. To that I say: FUCK THE GOLDEN GLOBES! FRAUDULENT BULLSHIT!— Pericles (@loopmovie) January 11, 2016
Clearly HFP doesn't know what they're doing if they're giving Lady Gaga a golden globe for AHS Hotel over Kirsten Dunst for Fargo— KD (@kinzasurprise) January 11, 2016
Gaga winning the award over Kirsten Dunst is just beyond sad. #GoldenGlobes— Xavier (@MMAsanthrope) January 11, 2016
kirsten dunst shouldve won soz gaga i love u but Fargo— Helen (@helenl0raine) January 11, 2016
I want every idiot who voted for Lady Gaga to look Kirsten Dunst in the eye and say "Yeah, she was better than you." #GoldenGlobes— The Horror Club (@TheHorrorClub) January 11, 2016
Lady Gaga prevented Kirsten Dunst from actualizing.— Vicki Walker (@seabisquick) January 11, 2016
It's a heated issue, close to everyone's heart, apparently - but despite the mixed opinions on Gaga's win, it's pretty much unanimous that her encounter with Leonardo DiCaprio on the way to claim her prize won the night.