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Christian Bale Finally Wins an Oscar, Is Strangely Sincere and Emotional

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    Dame Helen Mirren and Russell Brand came out to present the award for Best Foreign Film, with the prize going to "In a Better World," the film from Dane Susan Bier.

    "I am so truly honored and grateful and happy," said a clearly emotional Bier. Apparently her win at the Golden Globes didn't prepare her for tonight.

    We were equally surprised by her win, as we find the film a bit manipulative and spotty, but what do we know? We'd've voted for "Dogtooth." The win also shocked a lot of people who considered the Javier Bardem film "Biutfiul" to be a favorite.

    Christian Bale finally picked up an Oscar, this for his awesome work in "The Fighter," for which he'd won the Golden Globe.

    "In a Better World"

    [NATL] "In a Better World"
    Director Susan Biers test the limits of our modern civilizations with a series of confrontations of varying levels of violence and rage.
    (Published Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011)

    "Bloody hell what a room full of talented and inspirational people. What am I doing here?" began Bale. "I'm not gonna drop the f-bomb like [Melissa Leo] did. I've done that enough before."

    As he wrapped things up, he became emotional as he looked into the crowd to thank his wife. For a guy with a rep for being a soulless jerk, it was an oddly touching display. High five, man.