You can’t really argue about these two descriptions of Sacha Baron Cohen. He’s hilarious, and he’s ruthless. Sometimes he can even be ruthlessly hilarious, and one of those times is right now if you ask his fans.
Cohen received a number of Golden Globe nominations for his film that cam out this fall called “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” Like most filmmakers nominated for prestigious industry awards, Cohen was grateful to be recognized.
“I’m overwhelmed and humbled that the Hollywood Foreign Press has recognized both ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ and ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,‘” he said in a statement. “These nominations are a tribute to the talented creative teams that led and supported both films from inception to this moment.”
That’s all nice and warm and fuzzy, now let’s get to the good part. Cohen described in his statement what he plans to do if his Borat film doesn’t win. “I especially want to congratulate the visionary of ‘Chicago 7,’ Aaron Sorkin, and ‘Borat’s’ Tutar, the incredible Maria Bakalova. These two films are different, but they share a common theme—sometimes we have to protest injustice with our own farce. Thank you to the HFPA for this ridiculous amount of nominations. I’m so honored—and in the event that we don’t win, I promise to hire Rudy Giuliani to contest the results.”
Cohen was nominated for three Globes, tying Jamie Foxx, Bradley Cooper and Helen Mirren for the most nominations for an actor in a single year.
If he wins, his acceptance speech is going to be must see tv!