Half (or, let's be real, all of) the fun of watching a long, drawn-out awards shows in the age of social media is commiserating with fellow entertainment addicts, rapidly cracking jokes on Twitter, and, of course, watching the memes unfold online in real time. And while there were quite a few acceptance speeches that struck an inspiring chord (looking at you Regina King and Glenn Close), the one that fueled the most memes was most definitely Christian Bale's.
The method acting chameleon, who took home the award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Dick Cheney in Vice, had us shook as soon as he opened his mouth and the world was reminded of his very heavy British (or, more specifically, Welsh) accent.
RT IF YOU FORGOT CHRISTIAN BALE HAD A BRITISH ACCENT
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) January 7, 2019
But that's not all, folks. He also thanked "Satan" for inspiring his role as the former Vice President, who is notably Not Great. The sentiment instantly became an entire Twitter Mood™:
2018: thank u, next
2019: thank you, Satan
— Christian Holub (@cmholub) January 7, 2019
Even the official Church of Satan approved, though they had a slightly different take on the statement:
To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. As Mr. Bale's own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan! https://t.co/ILuK8TFZXi
— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) January 7, 2019
And finally, while he was shouting out his gorgeous wife, Sibi Blazic, Bale had us all questioning our sanity when he referred to his children as "Banana" and "Burrito." Considering there's an Apple in the world of Hollywood offspring, the name Banana wouldn't be so hard to believe, but Burrito? Does Christian Bale really have a kid named Burrito?!
Wait.....are Christian Bale's children named...Banana and Burrito?
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 7, 2019
Alas, he does not. But those are adorably misleading nicknames for his children named, as it turns out, Emmaline and James. Though Burrito could be a cute idea for Kim and Kanye's fourth child...
In any case, congrats, Christian, and thanks for the meme-ories.
[Photo courtesy HFPA]