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Sacha Baron Cohen Wins Best Comedy Actor At Golden Globes For Borat

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Sacha Baron Cohen Wins Best Comedy Actor At Golden Globes For Borat

Sacha Baron Cohen has taken out Best Comedy Actor at the Golden Globe awards for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

The hilarious actor was up against some serious competition for the gong, facing off against the likes of James Corden (The Prom), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Dev Patel (The Personal History of David Copperfield) and Andy Samberg (Palm Springs).

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But Cohen managed to come out on top for the Borat sequel. On top of this, Baron Cohen also picked up the award for Comedy Film during the virtual ceremony.

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Speaking after the victory, he thanked all of the team for 'literally risking their lives' before adding: "Most thanks of all to my bodyguard who stopped me getting shot twice. You know who you are and you know I'm not allowed to say your name but thank you."

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Credit: NBC

The eagerly anticipated sequel to the 2006 hit comedy - which stars Sacha Baron Cohen as the titular character - was released on 23 October on Amazon Prime Video.

The mockumentary sees the return of Borat Sagdiyev, a Kazakhstani journalist and television personality. He has his daughter Tutar, played by Maria Bakalova, in tow as he attempts to offer as a bride to Vice President Mike Pence during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the 2020 US presidential election.

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For many, the win will come as no surprise considering the film drew in 'tens of millions' of viewers on the streaming service globally over the opening weekend.

According to Variety, Amazon would not divulge the exact figures, but said previous estimates had been wrong.

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Credit: Amazon Prime Video

Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement: "Sacha has masterfully created one of the most well-received films of these unprecedented times - showcasing some of the best and the worst of us, wrapped in one outrageous moment after another.

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"With the tremendous launch of this global, tentpole movie, it's clear our customers around the world want content that is both relevant and entertaining."

Despite fans being hopeful for a third film, Sacha Baron Cohen has already said he's unlikely to reprise the role.

The actor explained in January how Borat came back out of the woodwork to fulfil a purpose which he doubts he'll be able to find again for a third instalment.

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Speaking to Variety, he said: "I brought Borat out because of Trump. There was a purpose to this movie, and I don't really see the purpose to doing it again. So yeah, he's locked away in the cupboard."

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

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