After more traditional thanks to his cast mates and director Adam McKay, Bale added "thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for this role".
In addition to Malek's success, the 2018 film "Bohemian Rhapsody" also won the "Best Motion Picture - Drama" award, defeating "Black Panther", "BlacKKKlansman", "If Beale St Could Talk" and a "Star is Born". "This is for and because of you, gorgeous", Malek said, with a kiss.
It is followed by Bradley Cooper's critically-acclaimed romance drama A Star Is Born, The Favourite and Green Book, which all received five nominations each. She said her co-writers "lifted me up, they supported me". "The Academy.would NEVER award best motion picture to Bohemian Rhapsody. unreal".
Lady Gaga joined her fellow songwriters on stage to accept the award, fighting back tears as she spoke.
Speaking with ET, said: "We'll have to see about that - it would be nice to play a villain, that would be another dream role for me".
There were deserved wins for Mahershala Ali for Green Book, a true story of race in America in the 1960s, and that film was the night's biggest victor.
PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive Idris Elba was spotted wearing one of the bracelets, along with Julianne Moore and Golden Globes cohost Andy Samberg. I love you, you handsome man. "We have to find personal fulfillment", the 71-year-old actress said.
British actress Olivia Coleman was a victor for bawdy historical romp "The Favourite".
Also receiving multiple awards was "Roma", Alfonso Cuaron's affectionate look at his childhood in Mexico City, which won for best foreign film and best director. "I am privileged to be counted among you".
Instead, small Focus Features movie "Green Book" went home with the biggest haul - three - including best comedy, supporting actor (Mahershala Ali) and screenplay.