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Christian Bale did not mince his words when he accepted his award for Best Actor in a Comedy Movie for Vice at the 24th annual Critic’s Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California.

The 44-year-old Hollywood star questioned the category the film was nominated for as he blasted former Vice President Dick Cheney, who he portrays in the blockbuster.

"I guess time sort of allows it to be considered a comedy, but it's really a tragedy," Christian said.

The British actor also described Vice as a “love story” to America and thanked his wife and colleagues for their support.

Later, Christian, who also won the Best Actor award refused to accept that all actors are in competition with one another.

Instead the father-of-two, who beat A Star is Born actor Bradley Cooper to win the trophy, called the night a “celebration”.

A week earlier Christian compared Dick, who played a key role in the USA’s foreign policy in the wake of 9/11, “Satan” at the Golden Globes.

"Thank you Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role," the star said.

He also joked writer and director Adam McKay was looking for someone “charisma-free” to play the role of Dick.

Christian revealed: “[McKay] said, 'I've got to find somebody who can be absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody.'

“So he went, 'Ah it's got to be Bale’.”

Days later Dick’s daughter Liz, a congresswoman, hit out at the movie star during an appearance on Fox & Friends.

“Christian Bale finally had the chance to play a real superhero and he clearly screwed it up,” she said.

Continuing, she said she was “very proud and honoured to be his [Dick’s] daughter”.

The Vice is an American biographical comedy-drama film, which explores the story of a bureaucratic Washington insider, who became the most powerful man in the world.

Cast members include Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill and Amy Adams, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards for her role in the movie.

Although she did not win the trophy, she did take home a gong for Best Actress in a Series, Movie or Television.

She tied with Patricia Arquette, who also won for her performance in Escape at Dannemora.

As she collected her award, Amy said: “I actually can't think of a more beautiful thing than a tie because there really isn't a winner when we get to do such great work and we have such wonderful opportunities.

"I'm overwhelmed. I have so many people to thank but I don't want to take it up."


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