Hollywood actor Christian Bale thanked Satan during Sunday's Golden Globe awards ceremony.

During his acceptance speech after winning best actor in a comedy or musical for “Vice,” Bale said the following:

“Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role,” he said of his character of Dick Cheney.

While most actors and actresses tend to thank God, it was a surprising shout out, and one which earned him praise from the Church of Satan.

“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!” they said via Twitter.

He also found the time to thank his wife.

“She knows the dumb crap that can come out of my mouth at times. I can sink and ruin a perfectly good movie and so-so career in one speech. So thank you for that advice, my love,” he said.

Before making a joke about the reason why the director, Adam McKay cast him:

“He said, ‘I have to find somebody that can be absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody, so we wanted Christian Bale.'”