Kevin Spacey, who has been nominated for a Golden Globe a total of 8 times, finally took one home Sunday night.

Kevin Spacey Wins Golden Globe

Spacey won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series -Drama for his work as the diabolical politician Frank Underwood in Netflix’s House of Cards. Channeling his Frank persona, Spacey began his acceptance speech, “This is just the beginning of my revenge.”

“This is the eighth time I’ve been nominated,” Spacey then said, adding, “I can’t f–king believe I won.”

Jokes and profanity out of the way, Spacey went on to deliver a poignant speech in which he recalled a conversation with the late director Stanley Kramer. Spacey remembered telling Kramer in the months that led to his passing, “Your films will stand the test of time and will influence filmmakers for all time.”

“I didn’t know if he really retained what I said or not. Sometimes he did, sometimes he didn’t,” Spacey admitted. “But as I stood up to leave, he grabbed my hand — and he said as clear to me as anything he ever said, ‘Thank you so much for saying that; that means so much to me. I just wish my films could have been better.’ ”

“I stand here tonight as someone who has enjoyed such an extraordinary career, in large measure because of the people in this room,” Spacey continued. “I just want to be better. I just want to be better, but this is very encouraging. Thank you very much.”

Spacey, who specifically thanked Netflix and his costar Robin Wright in his speech, beat out Clive Owen (The Knick), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), James Spader (The Blacklist) and Dominic West (The Affair).