Christian Bale won the Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture" on Sunday for his role in "The Fighter," marking the actor's first win and first nomination.He beat Michael Douglas of "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," Andrew Garfield of "The Social Network," Jeremy Renner of "The Town" and Geoffrey Rush of "The King's Speech."
"This is such a wonderful night because every single one of the main players in "The Fighter" has been nominated for something," Bale told reporters in the press room backstage after the ceremony. "I think the world of the rest of my cast members and director."
"The Fighter" tells of real-life boxer "Irish" Micky Ward, portrayed by Mark Wahlberg, and how his brother, played by Bale, helped him before he went pro in the mid 1980s. Amy Adams plays Ward's love interest, a cocktail waitress named Charlene.
Bale also plays Batman in the new films by Christopher Nolan, including the upcoming third installment, "The Dark Knight Rises."
Bale has revealed that the next "Batman" film, which is set for release on July 20, 2012 shall be his last. The previous installment, "The Dark Knight" has made more than $1.1 billion worldwide.