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Christian Bale wins supporting actor Globe

india Updated: Jan 17, 2011 08:15 IST
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Batman and Dark Knight star Christian Bale won a Golden Globe for best supporting actor on Sunday for his role in the boxing movie The Fighter.

The 36-year-old Welsh-born star joked that he wasn't really sure who the Globes' organizers - the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) - were, but now recognizes "how wise and perceptive those guys really are."

Bale's win at the Globes, which launch the multi-billion dollar industry's annual awards season, came fresh from his triumph at the Critics' Choice Awards, and gives him a boost towards a nod for the Oscars late in February.

In The Fighter by David O Russell, 36-year-old Bale plays Dicky, the brother of boxer Micky Ward.

Also nominated for best supporting actor were Michael Douglas for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Andrew Garfield in The Social Network, Jeremy Renner in The Town and Geoffrey Rush in The King's Speech.