The Golden Globes are always a night of high drama and emotion, with 2019’s ceremony being no exception.

This year, British talent took centre stage, with Christian Bale, Olivia Colman and Richard Madden scooping top prizes.

When Bale stepped up to win his Best Actor award, which will dramatically heighten his chances of Oscar glory next month, he made a rather unorthodox move.

Accepting his award for playing former US vice president Dick Cheney in “Vice”, Bale thanked Satan for helping him play such "charisma-free a**holes".

Though obviously intended as a joke, Bale’s acknowledgement has enraged some conservatives, such as Trump-supporting musician Kaya Jones.

Others also felt that the remarks were inappropriate.

Soon the hysteria reached conspiracy theory level, with some users suggesting Satan “controls Hollywood”.

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