The 2016 Golden Globe nominations were announced last week with many surprises and snubs.

Between Johnny Depp and Mad Men missing, one of the biggest twists of the event was that Lady Gaga was nominated for her role as The Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel. The character is one of the main this year and it’s the owner of the Hotel where the season is set. Considering this is her first major acting gig, this is a pretty big deal for the singer.

After the announcement, Angela Basset talked about working with Gaga. "She's a super hard worker. Very gracious and just lovely – just a lovely, lovely person to be around and to work with...She comes out and has conversations with you, with the crew.

Makes everyone just feel very welcome. Makes a joke or is light-hearted or shares about herself and her experiences – what she's learned, what you taught her. She's lovely," said the actress.

Before the show even aired, Gaga talked about being nervous before filming, especially on a show that has such a good cast, including Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates. “All I have is my preparation time and Jesus, really, to save me from possibly screwing this up,” she said to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year. In the same interview, she explained why she chose this role to begin her acting career: “It’s always been so important to me that if I were to ever make a move in Television or as an actress that it would never feel like a move and nobody would ever go, ‘Oh, here she is trying to become an actress and put out a clothing line and a record label’ – you know, that's the sort of the thing that everyone expects, right? That it’s time for my empire.

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It is completely unfulfilling to me. It does nothing for my soul. What I did want was to be taken seriously as an actress."

It's clear from her performance on the show, and the fact that she received the nomination that people are in fact beginning to take her seriously as an actress. Gaga certainly isn't just a one-trick-pony, and it'll be interesting to see if she uses this as a springboard to further establish her acting career.