Maria Bakalova for Oscars? Sacha Baron Cohen Says It’s a ‘Travesty’ If Academy Snubs ‘Borat 2’ Star

Maria Bakalova for Oscars? Sacha Baron Cohen Says It’s a ‘Travesty’ If Academy Snubs ‘Borat 2’ Star
Sacha Baron Cohen won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy thanks to his performance in the 2006 mockumentary “Borat,” but an Oscar nomination did not follow. The Academy only acknowledged “Borat” in the Best Adapted Screenplay race. Baron Cohen hopes that won’t be the case for the much-buzzed-about sequel, “Borat Subsequent Movie Film,” and is already touring his breakout co-star Maria Bakalova for an Oscar nomination.

“She’s an incredible actor,” Baron Cohen said during a recent video interview promoting “Borat 2.” “We interviewed 600 young women from all around the world and she’s hilarious. She is one of the most courageous actors in history. If she doesn’t get nominated for an Oscar then that’s a travesty.”

Baron Cohen continued, “She’s hilarious and has the capacity to deliver a scene and make you cry. That’s what finally got her the part.
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