The “Borat” comedian warns Oscar voters not to dub with his teammates.
Sacha Baron Cohen won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Movie – Musical or Comedy for his performance in the 2006 mockumentary “Borat”, but an Oscar nomination did not follow. The academy only recognized “Borat” in the best adapted script race. Baron Cohen hopes that will not be the case for the very buzzing sequel “Borat subsequent film” and is already touring his breakout co-star Maria Bakalova for an Oscar nomination.
“She’s an incredible actress,” Baron Cohen said in a recent video interview with “Borat 2.” “We interviewed 600 young women from all over the world and she is funny. She is one of the bravest actors in history. If she is not nominated for an Oscar, it is a travesty. ”
Baron Cohen continued: “She is funny and has the capacity to deliver a scene and make you cry. That’s what finally got her part. When we did the breakup scene in the movie, I had to stop it because I felt quite emotional. She is unique. Imagine that you are coming to America for the first time and you are playing a role with real people in some scary situations. She came through everything. She is a revelation. ”
Bakalova plays in “Borat 2” as Tutar Sagdiyev, the 15-year-old daughter of Baron Cohen’s eponymous character. The actress has proven to be a feeling of the comedy sequel, especially for a controversial interview she did with Rudy Giuliani which ended with the two drinking in a hotel room and getting in touch with each other. Bakalova is a Bulgarian actress who has left many critics impressed with how she is doing and sometimes surpasses Baron Cohen’s brand improvisational comedy.
In his review of “Borat 2”, IndieWire chief critic Eric Kohn called the sequel “a welcome show for Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova”, adding: “She makes some of the film’s most outrageous moments, from a grotesque period trick on a debut ball to a “monologue about masturbation delivered to a terrified encounter with older female Republicans. Their shock is our subversive joy: the opportunity to see a restrictive world is forced to confront its limits and not be able to process their existence.”
IndieWire’s award-winning expert Anne Thompson stated in her Oscar analysis of “Borat 2” that “the small supporting role category can help welcoming comic book Bakalova.” Baron Cohen is really hoping for a nomination. “Borat 2” is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.