Christian Bale Thanked Satan Is His Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

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Paul Drinkwater NBC

Christian Bale had an unexpected muse for his Golden Globe-award winning performance as former United States Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice - Satan! In his acceptance speech, Bale threw a strong jab at the subject of the film and chose to make his feelings about Cheney very clear.

"Thank you to, uh, Satan, for giving me inspiration on how to play this role", the Newsies actor said, getting big laughs from the crowd, which was filled with major stars like Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Nicole Kidman. "He said, 'I got to find somebody who can be absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody, '" Bale explained.

Bale also teased playing another polarizing figure in politics for his next role - "So Mitch McConnel next?", calling out the Kentucky senator.

Then he said this: "Thank you to Satan for inspiration on how to play this role".

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Next, Nicole Kidman took to the stage to present the final award of the night, " Best Motion Picture - Drama". Oh also co-hosted Sunday's ceremony in Beverly Hills alongside Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Andy Samberg .

Christian took home the award ahead of John C. Reilly for "Stan & Ollie", Lin-Manuel Miranda for "Mary Poppins Returns", Robert Redford for "The Old Man & the Gun" and Viggo Mortensen for "Green Book".

Vice had been one of the hot favourites of the night going into the Golden Globes with 6 nominations, the most for any film, but it only picked up one award for Bale.

Bale packed on the pounds once again to play Cheney, saying he ate "a lot of pies" and did neck exercises to gain 40lbs and transform into the USA businessman-turned-politician. "It was more fun gaining the weight than losing it", a slimmed-down Bale told reporters at the film's world premiere in December.

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