"That was Lady Gaga!" the actor said while accepting his award from the pop star presenter

By Aurelie Corinthios
September 20, 2015 10:10 PM

Richard Jenkins had stars in his eyes when he won the 2015 Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his role in Olive Kitteridge.

“That was Lady Gaga!” said Jenkins while accepting the award from the pop star presenter.

“I would like to thank the incredible women who made Olive Kitteridge happen, there’s about 100,000 of them,” he continued.

Jenkins was up against Timothy Hutton in American Crime, Adrien Brody in Houdini, Ricky Gervais in Derek, David Oyelowo in Nightingale and Mark Rylance in Wolf Hall.

Richard Jenkins accepts Emmy

Lady Gaga presented the award at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Fox aired the 2015 Emmy Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg, live on Sept. 20.