It seems like all Sacha Baron Cohen knows how to do is win. After a year filled with nominations, recognition, and awards for the surprise Borat sequel, last night's Golden Globes were no exception.
The event was filled with celebration for the cast of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Cohen's latest directorial project won in two of the three Golden Globe categories it was nominated for. The comedic masterpiece took home Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and Sacha won Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Naturally, Cohen's post-win speeches did not disappoint. "I gotta say, this movie couldn't have been possible without my co-star: a fresh, new talent who came from nowhere and turned out to be a comedy genius. I'm talking, of course, about Giuliani," Sacha said after receiving the Best Motion Picture award. His wife, actress Isla Fisher, couldn't help but laugh as she sat next to him.
"But, seriously, the revelation, the sensation was Maria Bakalova. She's incredible," Cohen continued, giving a shout-out to his co-star who was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. He then thanked fellow producers, writers, and other creatives. "I want to thank my crew, who were amazingly brave, who had the risk of getting arrested, the risk of getting COVID, and they did that because we all believed so deeply in releasing this movie," the Hollywood icon said.
The actor also gave a special thank you to the mystery person who saved his life during filming. "Most thanks of all to my bodyguard, who stopped me from getting shot twice," Cohen continued. "You know who you are, and you know I'm not allowed to say your name. But thank you."
Back in 2007, the first Borat was nominated but lost in the Best Motion Picture category. Cohen did take home Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy that year, making him the first person in the award show's history to win twice for the same film character. The Amazon Prime Video project is also the first movie to be released on a streaming service that wins one of the Globes' best picture categories.