AceShowbiz –Christian Bale has just added another Golden Globe trophy to his shelf. The Wales-born actor has joined the list of winners at the 76th annual award show after winning Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for portraying former vice president Dick Cheney in “Vice (2018)“.
Thanking director and scribe Adam McKay for hiring him, the 44-year-old actor shared how the filmmaker pitched the role to him. “He said, ‘I’ve got to find someone who be absolutely charisma-free and rivaled by everybody’ … thank you for all the competition I will be cornering the market on charisma-free (sic),” he jokingly said onstage.
Bale then suggested that Republican politician Mitch McConnell would be the perfect role for him next. “What do you think, Mitch McConnell next? That could be good couldn’t it?” he asked the audience. Taking a subtle shade at Cheney, he additionally thanked “satan” “for giving me inspiration on how to play this role.”
It’s the second Golden Globe Award for Bale who has won one for his role in “The Fighter“. He bagged the accolade in 2011 in Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture category. He had also been nominated twice before in Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy category for his roles in “American Hustle” and “The Big Short“, but didn’t win at the time.
Following Bale’s win at the Sunday, January 6 ceremony, Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” was announced as the winner of Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language. Meanwhile, Darren Criss nabbed Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for his portrayal of Versace’s killer Andrew Cunanan on “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story“.
More winners in movie and TV categories will be announced at the show, which is hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh.
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