Sacha Baron Cohen makes this year's BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards the most memorable yet with the staged death of Grace Collington.
The 'Borat' comedian just can't take a day off, can he? The award-giving for Excellence in Comedy started out so nicely with 'Savages' actress Salma Hayek giving a speech about how brilliantly authentic a comedian and actor Sacha is. "Sacha has consistently demonstrated total fearlessness as an artist", she told the audience. "He has literally risked his life to make us laugh." However, while the star filled audience wiped away their tears, Sacha was concocting a dastardly plan to totally ruin the moment.
On meeting Grace Collington, who appeared in Charlie Chaplin's 'City Lights' in 1931 at the age of 5 and is the oldest living actress to have worked with the star, he accepted the gift of Chaplin's actual cane from the movie and proceeded to test it out with a little tap dance. The spectators' expressions turned from delighted amusement to utter shock in seconds when Sasha proceeded to accidentally push Grace's wheelchair off the stage, apparently leaving her landing flat on her face on the floor motionless.
Don't worry though! It all turned out to be a cheekily prepared stunt, made obvious as Sacha joked to the audience afterwards: "Grace Collington is the oldest, sorry, was the oldest. I dedicate my award to her. It's obviously a tragedy but on the bright side what a great way to go."
Hmmm, what's he planning next?
Sacha continues to shock global audiences with his various comedy guises