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Borat 2 Wins Best Comedy Film At The Golden Globes

Rebecca Shepherd

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Borat 2 Wins Best Comedy Film At The Golden Globes

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm has won the award for Best Comedy Film at 2021's Golden Globes Awards.

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.

Credit: Reddit
Credit: Reddit

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm was up against Hamilton, Music, Palm Springs and The Prom.

Receiving the award, Sacha Baron Cohen joked: "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 Rudy Giuliani."

Baron Cohen is referencing the part in the film where Donald Trump's attorney was part of a climactic scene in which he goes to a hotel room with Borat's daughter Tutar (portrayed expertly by Maria Bakalova).

Giuliani has denied any wrongdoing. Credit: PA
Giuliani has denied any wrongdoing. Credit: PA

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.

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.

Credit: Amazon Prime Video
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.

"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.

'Borat' in 2018. Credit: Instagram/Sacha Baron Cohen
'Borat' in 2018. Credit: Instagram/Sacha Baron Cohen

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.

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."

Featured Image Credit: Amazon Video Prime

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Borat

Rebecca Shepherd
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