Church of Satan celebrates Christian Bale's Golden Globe


07 Jan 2019

Christian Bale thanks 'Satan' after winning Golden Globe Award

The Golden Globe Awards wrapped up sometime back and this season saw a host of exciting competition and surprising winners.

Among the winners was Christian Bale who won the best actor in a musical or comedy film, for his role in Vice.

While Bale's acceptance speech was funny, he surprisingly chose to thank 'Satan' for his inspiration.

Read on to know what he said.


Humorous speech by Bale ends in gratitude to Satan

Bale began his speech saying they were all lucky to do what they loved.

He thanked his wife and children for their love and support, before acknowledging director of Vice, Adam McKay.

While sharing the award with the cast and crew, especially with the prosthetics team, Bale ended his speech in a shout out saying, "Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration".

Bale's awards

Beating out tough competition, Bale wins second Golden Globe Award

Bale beat tough competition this year including Hollywood legend Robert Redford who was nominated for The Old Man & the Gun, Viggo Mortensen who had been nominated for Green Book, the likes of John C. Reilly for Stan & Ollie and Lin-Manuel Miranda for Mary Poppins Returns.

Notably, this is Bale's second Golden Globe following his 2011 award for best-supporting actor for The Fighter.

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The Church of Satan basks in Bale's glory

The Church of Satan was quick to bask in the glory of Bale's victory.

They said Satan was a symbol of 'pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential'.

Since Bale won the award due to his own talent, they saw the gratitude as fitting.

They concluded hailing Bale as well as Satan.

'Hail Christian! Hail Satan!' the Church Of Satan replies

What is the Church of Satan?

For those unaware, the Church of Satan is a religious organization that is dedicated to Satanism, as it had been codified in The Satanic Bible. It was established in San Francisco, California, on April 30, 1966. In 2001, the headquarters were shifted to Manhattan.

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Why did Bale thank Satan?

Asked 2019-01-07 16:06:47 by Reyansh Balasubramanium

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Bale must have thanked Satan as a joke. There is no reason to believe that Bale actually believes in Satan.

What did Bale tell Satan?

Asked 2019-01-07 16:06:47 by Ridhi Jindal

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Bale thanked Satan for the inspiration to play Dick Cheney.

How did people react to it?

Asked 2019-01-07 16:06:47 by Rishika Tata

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Most people took it in a humorous note, some even saying that a Christian thanking Satan was blasphemous, jokingly referring to Bale's first name.

How many times has Bale been nominated for Golden Globes?

Asked 2019-01-07 16:06:47 by Navya Dutta

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Bale has been nominated 4 times, for The Fighter in 2011, American Hustle in 2014 and The Big Short in 2016, apart from 2019's nomination. He won for the The Fighter.

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