Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the International Emmys last night, presenting an award to American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.
The British producer was given with honorary Founders Award.
Gaga praised Lythgoe, her longtime collaborator who also produces So You Think You Can Dance, as someone who's "always helped to nurture and foster [her] ideas, no matter how crazy or demographic-unfriendly they may have been.
“He always spoke poetically about the pursuit of widening the boundaries of love and acceptance in TV," the socially-conscious singer told the crowd.
Lythgoe hailed Gaga, who has performed on Idol and guest-judged on SYTYCD, as “the most creatively talented woman in show business right now.”
Not to mention the hardest working!
Earlier in the day, the singer cut the ribbon for her new Gaga's Workshop, a 5,500-square foot retail display at New York's flagship Barney's location.
She was also honored for her LGBT advocacy yesterday and has a Thanksgiving special - A Very Gaga Thanksgiving - hitting the air on ABC Thursday.