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2021 Golden Globe Nominations Recognize Sacha Baron Cohen For Borat 2

Sacha Baron Cohen's latest project could score big time at the 2021 Golden Globes.

The nominees for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual awards ceremony were announced on February 3, 2021, and to likely nobody's surprise, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, one of the year's best comedies, earned several nominations.

The sequel to the 2006 hit Borat, which was filmed in secret and released in October of 2020 on Amazon Video, ultimately earned three huge Golden Globe nominations. Not only did Cohen and his brilliant co-star, Bulgarian ingenie Maria Bakalova, earn acting nods in the Musical or Comedy categories, but the film itself scored one of the five spots in Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

2020 was certainly a chaotic year when it came to new releases, as most films were delayed or shelved due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, during which movie theaters remain largely shuttered. However, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm rose above the fray, and now, it has the potential to earn a few awards — here's why Borat Subsequent Moviefilm was such a huge success, and what its chances are of taking home the gold at the 2021 Golden Globes.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm was one of the funniest films of 2020

Fourteen years after Borat Sagdiyev's big-screen debut, Cohen, a chameleonic actor who disappears into his original characters, brought the Kazakstani journalist back for another round, inspired by the Trump era and the fraught American political landscape. Alongside Bakalova, who proved her enormous talent as a comedy actress simply by keeping up with Cohen's absolutely absurd antics, Cohen delivered yet another scathing indictment of modern American culture, and was rewarded with a positive critical mass.

Naturally, the film wasn't without controversy — including a now infamous scene involving former New York Mayor and Trump ally Rudy Giuliani — but now, Cohen's efforts have been rewarded, and it's very possible that Cohen, Bakalova, and the film itself could all triumph at the Globes, particularly because the film has made more headlines than any other comedy in recent memory. Ultimately, it's a testament to Cohen's ingenuity, daring nature, and talent that this silly, bawdy, sharp movie earned recognition at a major awards ceremony; now, Borat fans will have to tune into the Golden Globes to see if it wins any statues.

The 2021 Golden Globes, which will be held remotely and led by bicoastal hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air on February 28, 2021 on NBC. The full lists of nominees in each of Borat's categories are below.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy


Borat Subsequent Moviefilm


Palm Springs

The Prom

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Rosamund Pike, I Care A Lot

Kate Hudson, Music

Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma

Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Dev Patel, The Personal History of David Copperfield

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

James Corden, The Prom

Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

Andy Samberg, Palm Springs