"I couldn't contain my excitment," the American Horror Story star tells PEOPLE

By Lanford Beard
Updated January 11, 2015 11:55 PM

Contrary to reports coming out of the Beverly Hilton Sunday night, American Horror Story star Kathy Bates did not actually scream in pain after being injured at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.

Bates, 66, tells PEOPLE she actually let out a yelp because she “couldn’t contain [her] excitement” at meeting Fargo‘s Allison Tolman, 33.

“I binged on it,” says Bates of her FX sister series, which took home the award for best TV movie or mini-series.

To prove she was in good health, Bates even danced a little soft shoe at HBO’s Post Golden Globe Party in the hotel’s Circa 55 restaurant.

Though neither Bates nor Tolman took home either award for which they were nominated, apparently their meeting alone was reason enough to celebrate.

Reporting by LYNETTE RICE

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