Christian Bale Wins Early Golden Globe for ‘Fighter’

January 17th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Jan 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was unusually warm early on in the evening last night during the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards show, Christian Bale accepted an award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the ex boxer ‘Dicky Eklund’ who is now fighting his drug addictions. As Bale accepted his Golden Globe, Michael Douglas, was seen in the crowd applauding for Bale, although he had been nominated for the same award. Douglas joined his wife, Catherine Zeta Jones, who has been by his side as he is battling throat cancer and the debilitating treatments which cancer patients often undergo.

While accepting his award, Bale spoke of the eighty freelance writers who together form the ‘Hollywood Foreign Press Association’, and stated, “Suddenly, I realize how wise and perceptive those guys really are.” ‘The Fighter’ is a somewhat grisly boxing story which stars Mark Walberg as well, and was directed by David O Russell. It was released late in the season, and had six nominations which included best drama, and was at first seen as an underdog, which came back to win the award for Bale.

Other early winners included such stars as Katey Sagal. She won a Golden Globe for best actress in a dramatic television series because of her role as the matriarch of the bikers, Gemma Morrow in the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ film on ‘FX’. Natalie Portman won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, and Colin Firth won Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture. ‘The Kids are Alright’ won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.

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