Best Actor Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy
BEST ACTOR ‑ MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
CHRISTIAN BALE ‑ “VICE”
CHRISTIAN BALE: Look at all of us. What a bunch of lucky buggers we are, right, to make a life out of doing something that we love, right? That’s extraordinary. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of that for so many years. Thank you to my beautiful wife, who told me, “Less is more. Say less right now.” She knows the dumb crap that can come out of my mouth at times. I can sink and ruin a perfectly good movie and a so‑so career in one speech. So thank you for that advice, my love. I wouldn’t be working without her. And thank you for our beautiful children. You know, they’ve given me a love and a soul that I never thought possible. Thank you to that geezer over there, Adam. He said, “I’ve got to find somebody who can be absolutely charisma‑free and reviled by everybody.” So he said, “There will be Bale in it.” Thank you. And for all the competition, I will be cornering the market on charisma‑free (bleep). What do you think? Mitch McConnell next? That could be good. Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role. I’ve got to look at this table to say thanks to everybody here, Megan. Oh, my God, thank you so much. We’ve made a couple of really brilliant, fine movies. Thank you for being such a film lover. Amy to Steve to Sam. All of the other actors, long list, to Dede, to Jeremy and Brad, to Waxman and Madeloff. And please, Greg Cannom and Chris Gallaher, the prosthetics and makeup people on this. If they hadn’t done their job absolutely brilliantly, I wouldn’t be here. No one would give a crap about it at all. I share this with you gentlemen and all the crew as well. Thank you so, so very much. Am I missing anything, darling? I feel like I should ‑‑ who? Say again. Oh, I can’t hear. There’s got to be other people I’m missing here as well. I’ll say thank you to them later. Much appreciated. Cheers.