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Sacha Noam Baron Cohen[3] (born 13 October 1971) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Baron Cohen is most widely known for creating and portraying four fictional characters: Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno
Brüno
Gehard, and Admiral General Aladeen. Like his idol Peter Sellers, he uses a variety of accents and guises for his characters.[4] In most of his routines, Baron Cohen's characters interact with unsuspecting people, docu style, who do not realise they are being set up for comic situations and self-revealing ridicule. His other work includes voicing King Julien XIII in the Madagascar
Madagascar
film series (2005–2012) and appearing in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Hugo (2011) and Les Misérables (2012). He made a cameo as a BBC News
BBC News
Anchor in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). In 2016, he played an English football hooligan brother of an MI6
MI6
spy in the comedy film Grimsby, and co-starred as Time
Time
in the fantasy sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. Baron Cohen was named Best Newcomer at the 1999 British Comedy Awards for The 11 O'Clock Show, and since then, he has received two BAFTA
BAFTA
Awards for Da Ali G
Ali G
Show, several Emmy
Emmy
nominations, a nomination for an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Writing Adapted Screenplay, and a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his work in the feature film Borat. After the release of Borat, Baron Cohen stated that because the public had become too familiar with the characters, he would retire Borat
Borat
and Ali G.[5] Similarly, after the release of Brüno, Baron Cohen stated he would also retire the title character.[6] At the 2012 British Comedy Awards, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award, accepting the award while reprising his Ali G
Ali G
character.[7] In 2013, he received the BAFTA
BAFTA
Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.[8]

Contents

1 Early life

1.1 Education

2 Early roles 3 Characters

3.1 Ali G 3.2 Borat
Borat
Sagdiyev 3.3 Brüno
Brüno
Gehard 3.4 Admiral General Aladeen

4 Controversies and criticism

4.1 Lawsuits

5 Other work 6 Personal life

6.1 Marriage and family 6.2 Israel
Israel
and Judaism 6.3 Charitable donations

7 Filmography

7.1 Film 7.2 Television 7.3 Music videos

8 Accolades

8.1 Borat
Borat
awards and nominations

9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, west London. His mother, Daniella Naomi (née Weiser), who worked as a movement instructor, was born in Israel.[9] His father, Gerald Baron Cohen (1932–2016), a clothing store owner, was born in London
London
and raised in Wales.[10][11] Baron Cohen was raised Jewish.[12] He is fluent in Hebrew as well as his native English.[13] Baron Cohen's father's family were Ashkenazi Jews
Ashkenazi Jews
who moved to Pontypridd, Wales and London, England, and his mother's family are German Jews.[9] His paternal grandfather, Morris Cohen, had added "Baron" to his surname.[11][14] His maternal grandmother, who lived in Haifa, Israel, trained as a ballet dancer in Germany.[10][15][16][17] Baron Cohen has two older brothers: Erran and Amnon.[18] Erran is a composer and has worked on several of Sacha's films. Baron Cohen's cousin, Simon, is an internationally renowned autism researcher.[19] Education[edit] Baron Cohen was educated at The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, an independent school in Elstree, Hertfordshire.[20] Baron Cohen attended the University of Cambridge, entering Christ's College, Cambridge, where he read history, graduating in 1993 with upper-second-class honours.[21] While attending the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club, Baron Cohen performed in plays such as Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
and Cyrano de Bergerac, as well as in Habonim Dror Jewish theatre.[22] Early roles[edit]

"He [Peter Sellers] was this incredibly realistic actor, who was also hilarious and who managed to bridge the gap between comedy and satire."

Baron Cohen on his greatest influence, fellow British comedian Peter Sellers.[23]

After leaving university, Baron Cohen worked for a time as a fashion model, appearing in many fashion magazines.[22] By the early 1990s, he was hosting a weekly programme on Windsor cable television's local broadcasts with Carol Kirkwood, who later became a BBC
BBC
weather forecaster. In 1995, Channel 4
Channel 4
was planning a replacement for its series The Word, and disseminated an open call for new television presenters. Baron Cohen sent in a tape of himself in the character of Kristo, an Albanian fictional television reporter (who developed into the Kazakh Borat
Borat
Sagdiyev), which caught the attention of a producer. Baron Cohen hosted Pump TV from 1995 to 1996. Peter Sellers, known for portraying a wide range of comic characters using different accents and guises, was referred to by Baron Cohen as "the most seminal force in shaping [his] early ideas on comedy".[24] In 1996, he began presenting the youth chat programme F2F for Granada Talk
Talk
TV and also had a small role in an advert for McCain Microchips playing the role of a chef in a commercial entitled "Ping Pong".[25] He took clown training in Paris, at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier, studying under master-clown Philippe Gaulier. Of his former pupil, Gaulier says: "He was a good clown, full of spirit".[26] In the late 1990s, Baron Cohen made his first feature film appearance in the British comedy The Jolly Boys' Last Stand. In 2000, Baron Cohen played the part of Super Greg for a series of TV advertisements for Lee Jeans; the advertisements never aired but the website for Super Greg created an internet sensation.[27] Characters[edit] Ali G[edit] Main article: Ali G

Baron Cohen as Ali G, offering a speech at Harvard University's Class Day during Commencement ceremonies

Baron Cohen appeared during two-minute sketches as his fashion reporter Brüno
Brüno
on the Paramount Comedy Channel during 1998. He shot to fame when his comic character Ali G, an uneducated, boorish junglist, hailing from Staines
Staines
(a suburban town in Surrey, to the west of London), started appearing on the British television show The 11 O'Clock Show on Channel 4, which first aired on 8 September 1998. A year after the première of the show, GQ named him comedian of the year.[28] He won Best Newcomer at the 1999 British Comedy Awards, and at the British Academy Television Awards
British Academy Television Awards
he was nominated for Best British Entertainment Performance.[28] Da Ali G
Ali G
Show began in 2000, and won the BAFTA
BAFTA
for Best Comedy in the following year.[29] Also in 2000, Baron Cohen as Ali G
Ali G
appeared as the limousine driver in Madonna's 2000 video "Music", directed by Jonas Åkerlund, who was also responsible for directing the titles for Da Ali G
Ali G
Show. Baron Cohen is a supporter of the UK charity telethon Comic Relief, which is broadcast on the BBC, and as Ali G
Ali G
interviewed David Beckham
David Beckham
and wife Victoria in 2001.[30] In 2002, Ali G
Ali G
was the central character in the feature film Ali G Indahouse, in which he is elected to the British Parliament and foils a plot to bulldoze a community centre in his home town, Staines.[31] His television show was exported to the United States in 2003, with new episodes set there, for HBO. At the 2012 British Comedy Awards, 13 years after winning Best Newcomer at the 1999 Comedy Awards, Baron Cohen accepted the Outstanding Achievement Award from Sir Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
in the guise of Ali G, and stated: "I is grown up now. I ain't living in my nan's house anymore. I is living in her garage".[7] Ali G's interviews with celebrities (often politicians) gained notoriety partly because the subjects were not privy to the joke that Ali G, rather than being a real interviewer, was a comic character played by Baron Cohen. According to Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine, Baron Cohen would always enter the interview area in character as Ali G, carrying equipment and appearing to be an inconspicuous crew member. He would arrive with a suited man, whom the interviewee naturally thought was the interviewer. Baron Cohen, as Ali G, would sit down to begin conducting the interview by asking the interviewee some preliminary questions. The interviewee, however, would remain under the impression that the smartly-dressed director would be conducting the interview until short notice prior to cameras rolling: this would grant an advantage of surprise, whereby the interviewee would be less likely to opt out of the Ali interview prior to its start.[32] Borat
Borat
Sagdiyev[edit] Main article: Borat
Borat
Sagdiyev

Baron Cohen as Borat, 2006

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, a feature film with Borat
Borat
at the centre, was screened at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival
2006 Toronto International Film Festival
and released in the United Kingdom on 2 November 2006, in the United States on 3 November 2006 and Australia 23 November 2006. The film is about a journey across the US in an ice cream truck, in which the main character is obsessed with the idea of marrying Pamela Anderson. The film is a mockumentary which includes interviews with various Americans that poke fun at American culture, as well as sexism, racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and jingoism. It debuted at the #1 spot in the US, taking in an estimated $26.4 million in just 837 theatres averaging $31,600 per theatre.[33] Baron Cohen won the 2007 Golden Globe
Golden Globe
in the "Best Actor – Musical or Comedy" category, his sixth such award. Although Borat
Borat
was up for "Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy", the film lost to Dreamgirls. On 23 January 2007, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He shared his nomination with the film's co-writers, Ant Hines, Peter Baynham, Sy Mordecai Finesto, Dan Mazer, and Todd Phillips. Aside from the comic elements of his characters, Baron Cohen's performances are interpreted by some as reflecting uncomfortable truths about his audience. He juxtaposes his own Jewish heritage with the anti-Semitism of his character Borat.[34] In 2007, Baron Cohen published a travel guide as Borat, with dual titles: Borat: Touristic Guidings To Minor Nation of U.S. and A. and Borat: Touristic Guidings To Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.[35] On 21 December 2007, Baron Cohen announced he was retiring the character of Borat.[36] Brüno
Brüno
Gehard[edit] Main article: Brüno
Brüno
Gehard Another alter ego Sacha Baron Cohen performed as is 'Brüno', a flamboyantly gay, Austrian fashion show presenter who often lures his unwitting subjects into making provocative statements and engaging in embarrassing behaviour, as well as leading them to contradict themselves, often in the same interview. Brüno
Brüno
asks the subjects to answer "yes or no" questions with either "Vassup" (what's up) or "Ich don't think so" (No); these are occasionally substituted with "Ach, ja!" (Ah yes!) or "Nicht, nicht" ("Nicht" means "not" in German). In one segment on Da Ali G Show, he encouraged his guest to answer questions with either "Keep them in the ghetto" or "Train to Auschwitz". Brüno's main comedic satire pertains to the vacuity and inanity of the fashion and clubbing world. In May 2009, at the MTV Movie Awards, Baron Cohen appeared as Brüno
Brüno
wearing a white angel costume, a white jockstrap, white go-go boots, and white wings; and did an aerial stunt where he dropped from a height (using wires) onto Eminem. Baron Cohen landed with his face on Eminem's crotch, with his crotch in Eminem's face, prompting Eminem
Eminem
to exit the venue with fellow rappers D12. Eminem
Eminem
later admitted to staging the stunt with Baron Cohen.[37] After an intense bidding war that included such Hollywood powerhouses as DreamWorks, Sony, and 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
won and paid a reported $42.5 million for the film rights.[38] A number of shill companies and websites were created in order to draw potential interviewees into interviews by creating an illusion of legitimacy.[39] The film was released in July 2009. Admiral General Aladeen[edit] Main article: The Dictator (2012 film) Baron Cohen's 2012 film, The Dictator, was described by its press as "the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed".[40] Baron Cohen played Admiral General Aladeen, a dictator from a fictional country called the Republic of Wadiya.[41][42] Borat and Brüno
Brüno
film director Larry Charles
Larry Charles
directed the film.[43] The main target of the film's satire was Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who was still alive when the film was written.[44] The producers of the film were concerned it would anger Gaddafi, possibly even resulting in a terrorist attack, so they released deliberate misinformation saying that the film was loosely based on a romance novel written by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.[44]

On 26 February 2012, Baron Cohen was allegedly banned from attending the 84th Academy Awards
84th Academy Awards
in his role as Admiral General Aladeen but the rumour was denied by the Academy, saying "we haven't banned him, he is lying" but made it clear that "Cohen is not welcome to use the red carpet as a platform for a promotional stunt".[45] Cohen eventually appeared at the awards' red carpet with a pair of uniformed female bodyguards, holding an urn which he claimed was filled with the ashes of Kim Jong-il. The "ashes", which Baron Cohen admitted to Howard Stern on the Tuesday, 8 May 2012 episode of The Howard Stern Show
The Howard Stern Show
were flour, were "accidentally" spilled onto Ryan Seacrest. Controversies and criticism[edit]

Baron Cohen at the E! after party in January 2007

In an interview with Neil Hamilton in 2000, Ali G
Ali G
offered Hamilton what was allegedly cannabis, which Hamilton accepted and smoked, creating some minor controversy in the British media.[46] At the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, Borat
Borat
introduced Gnarls Barkley's performance of "Crazy",[47] where he made a comment about Jessica Simpson, saying that he liked her mouth and that he could see it clearly through her denim pants.[48] At the 2006 UK premiere of Borat, he arrived in Leicester Square
Leicester Square
in a cart pulled by a mule and a number of "Kazakh women," announcing: "Good evening, gentleman and prostitutes. After this I stay in a hotel in Kings Cross. We will all drink, wrestle with no clothes on and shoot dogs from the window."[49] Baron Cohen has been criticised for the racist or prejudiced comments his characters have made (see Da Ali G
Ali G
Show). HBO
HBO
spokesman Quentin Schaffer has replied to criticism concerning Baron Cohen's characters, "Through his alter-egos, he delivers an obvious satire that exposes people's ignorance and prejudice in much the same way All in the Family did years ago."[50] Regarding his portrayal as the anti-Semitic Borat, Baron Cohen says the segments are a "dramatic demonstration of how racism feeds on dumb conformity, as much as rabid bigotry", rather than a display of racism by Baron Cohen himself.[51] "Borat essentially works as a tool. By himself being anti-Semitic, he lets people lower their guard and expose their own prejudice", Baron Cohen explains.[16] Addressing the same topic in an NPR
NPR
interview with Robert Siegel, Baron Cohen said "I think that's quite an interesting thing with Borat, which is people really let down their guard with him because they're in a room with somebody who seems to have these outrageous opinions. They sometimes feel much more relaxed about letting their own outrageous, politically incorrect, prejudiced opinions come out."[52] Baron Cohen, the grandson of a Holocaust survivor, says he also wishes in particular to expose the role of indifference in that genocide. "When I was in university, there was this major historian of the Third Reich, Ian Kershaw, who said, 'The path to Auschwitz
Auschwitz
was paved with indifference.' I know it's not very funny being a comedian talking about the Holocaust, but it's an interesting idea that not everyone in Germany had to be a raving anti-Semite. They just had to be apathetic."[16] Regarding the enthusiastic response to his song, "In My Country There Is Problem" (also known as "Throw the Jew Down the Well"), he says, "Did it reveal that they were anti-Semitic? Perhaps. But maybe it just revealed that they were indifferent to anti-Semitism."[16] Baron Cohen walked onto the runway during the Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada fashion show in Milan
Milan
on 26 September 2008. In the character of one of his alter-egos Brüno, he was wearing a costume made out of velcro. He appeared on the stage with a blanket and items of clothing stuck to his velcro suit. Lights were turned off while security intervened and escorted him off the stage, and the fashion show resumed normally shortly thereafter. Baron Cohen and his team allegedly accessed the fashion show using fake IDs.[53] Lawsuits[edit] The government of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
threatened Baron Cohen with legal action following the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards
MTV Europe Music Awards
ceremony in Lisbon, and the authority in charge of the country's country-code top-level domain name removed the website that he had created for his character Borat (previously: http://www.borat.kz) for alleged violation of the law—specifically, registering for the domain under a false name. The New York Times, among others, has reported that Baron Cohen (in character as Borat) replied: "I'd like to state that I have no connection with Mr. Cohen and fully support my government decision to sue this Jew".[54] He was, however, defended by Dariga Nazarbayeva, a politician and the daughter of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who stated, "We should not be afraid of humour and we shouldn't try to control everything..."[55] The deputy foreign minister of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
later invited Baron Cohen to visit the country, stating that he could learn that "women drive cars, wine is made of grapes, and Jews are free to go to synagogues".[56] After the success of the Borat
Borat
film, the Kazakh government, including the president, altered their stance on Baron Cohen's parody, tacitly recognising the invaluable press coverage the controversy created for their country.[57] Baron Cohen encountered another problem around his Borat
Borat
character. Two of the three University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina
students who appear in Borat
Borat
sued the filmmakers, alleging that they were duped into signing release forms while drunk, and that false promises were made that the footage was for a documentary that would never be screened in the US. On 11 December 2006, a Los Angeles
Los Angeles
judge denied the pair a restraining order to remove them from the film. The lawsuit was dismissed in February 2007.[58] On 22 May 2009, a charity worker at a seniors' bingo game sued Baron Cohen, claiming an incident shot for Brüno
Brüno
at a charity bingo tournament left her disabled.[59] However, the worker later retracted her statement, saying the "actor never struck her", but that he "beat her down emotionally to the point she's now confined to a wheelchair".[60] The scene did not make the final cut for the film. The case was dismissed in late November 2009 on Anti-SLAPP
Anti-SLAPP
grounds with all lawyer's fees to be paid by the charity worker. The dismissal was appealed and upheld on 12 September 2011.[61] A lawsuit was filed on 30 April 2010 in the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
by Palestinian Christian
Palestinian Christian
Ayman Abu Aita of Beit Sahour, Bethlehem, West Bank, against Baron Cohen relating to his interview which was used in Brüno. Aita, a former member of Fatah, alleges that he has been defamed by false accusations that he is a terrorist. Aita included David Letterman
David Letterman
in the suit based on comments made during the 7 July 2009 appearance by Baron Cohen on the Late Show with David Letterman.[62] On 4 November 2010, the D.C. case was dismissed with Aita given 120 days to file in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York or have the case permanently dismissed.[63] The case was re-filed in the Supreme Court of New York in 2011 and dismissed on 18 July 2012,[64] having been "settled to the mutual satisfaction" of everyone involved, according to Aita's attorney Joseph Peter Drennan.[65] Other work[edit] Baron Cohen guest-starred in the fifth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, with Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
as a guide to Heaven. He also provided the voice of the ring-tailed lemur king, King Julien, in DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Animation's film series, Madagascar, and appeared as Will Ferrell's arch rival the French Formula One
Formula One
speed demon Jean Girard in the 2006 hit Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.[66] He also appeared alongside Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
in the 2007 film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as Signor Adolfo Pirelli, co-starred in Martin Scorsese's 2011 adventure film Hugo, and portrayed Thénardier
Thénardier
in the 2012 film version of the musical Les Misérables.[67][68][69] He appeared as a BBC News
BBC News
Anchor in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013).[70] For much of the early part of his career Baron Cohen tended to avoid doing interviews out of character. However, in 2004, he did the talk show circuit appearing as himself on Late Show with David Letterman, The Opie and Anthony Show, The Howard Stern Show,[71] and others in order to promote the forthcoming season of his show on HBO. He was also interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered.[52] He also did an interview with Rolling Stone, published in November 2006, that the magazine labelled as "his only interview as himself".[16] He also appeared in an interview out of character with Terry Gross
Terry Gross
on NPR's Fresh Air
Fresh Air
on 4 January 2007.[72] Baron Cohen has twice presented the MTV Europe Music Awards, first as Ali G
Ali G
on 8 November 2001, in Frankfurt, Germany, and then as Borat
Borat
on 3 November 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal. Baron Cohen appeared out of character to accept an award at the British Comedy Awards
British Comedy Awards
in December 2006. He said at the time that Borat
Borat
could not make it to the awards as "he's guest of honour at the Holocaust denial conference in Tehran",[73] referring to the International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust. Borat
Borat
director Larry Charles
Larry Charles
explains that Baron Cohen generally appears in character partly to "protect his weakness", by focusing public interest on his characters rather than himself.[74] His other reason, Newsweek claims, is that Baron Cohen is fiercely private: "...according to the UK press, his publicists denied not only that he attended a party for the London
London
premiere of Borat, but also that a party even occurred."[74] In September 2010, representatives for Cohen confirmed that he would be playing Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury
in a biopic about the rock singer.[75][76] He dropped out of the project in July 2013, citing "creative differences" between him and the surviving members of Queen.[77] Queen guitarist Brian May
Brian May
later said that even though the band and Baron Cohen were on good terms, they felt that Cohen's presence would be "distracting".[78] Baron Cohen shot a spread with supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra Ambrosio
for Marie Claire
Marie Claire
magazine to promote the film Brüno.[79] Sports Illustrated's 6 November 2006 issue contains a column called "Skater vs. Instigator", which illustrates various amusing "parallels" between Baron Cohen and figure skater Sasha Cohen, ranging from their mutually held personal significance of the number 4,[80] to their mutual romantic interests in redheads. Baron Cohen was featured in the Time 100
Time 100
list for 2007.[81] In 2010, Baron Cohen guest-starred on The Simpsons
The Simpsons
in the episode "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed" as Jakob, a quick-tempered Israeli tour guide. Baron Cohen's Grimsby (The Brothers Grimsby in the US) was released in 2016. He plays the football hooligan brother of a British MI6
MI6
spy. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was a failure at the box office.[82] On 3 November 2016 it was announced that Baron Cohen will headline the American remake of the Danish comedy Klown.[83] Personal life[edit] Marriage and family[edit] Baron Cohen first met actress Isla Fisher
Isla Fisher
in 2002 at a party in Sydney, Australia.[84] The couple became engaged in 2004. Subsequent to Fisher's conversion to Judaism,[85] the two married on 15 March 2010 in Paris, France
Paris, France
in a Jewish ceremony.[86][87] Baron Cohen and Fisher have two daughters – Olive, born 19 October 2007 in Los Angeles,[88] and Elula Lottie Miriam, born in August 2010[89] – and a son – Montgomery Moses Brian, born 17 March 2015.[90] Israel
Israel
and Judaism[edit] Baron Cohen first acted in theatrical productions featuring the Socialist-Zionist youth movement Habonim Dror.[91][92] He spent a year in Israel
Israel
volunteering at Kibbutzim
Kibbutzim
Rosh HaNikra and Beit HaEmek
Beit HaEmek
as part of the Shnat Habonim Dror, as well as taking part in the programme Machon L'Madrichei Chutz La'Aretz for Jewish youth movement leaders. According to Baron Cohen, "I wouldn't say I am a religious Jew. I am proud of my Jewish identity and there are certain things I do and customs I keep." He tries to keep kosher and attends synagogue about twice a year.[93] Charitable donations[edit] On 28 December 2015, Baron Cohen and his wife Isla Fisher
Isla Fisher
donated £335,000 ($500,000) to Save the Children
Save the Children
as part of a programme to vaccinate children in Northern Syria
Syria
against measles, and the same amount to the International Rescue Committee also aimed at helping Syrian refugees.[94] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1996 Punch Unnamed Character Short film

2000 The Jolly Boys' Last Stand Vinnie

2002 Ali G
Ali G
Indahouse Ali G Borat
Borat
Sagdiyev Also writer and executive producer

2003 Spyz James Bond
James Bond
(Ali G) Short film Also writer and executive producer

2005 Madagascar King Julien XIII Voice

2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Jean Girard Won— MTV Movie Award
MTV Movie Award
for Best Kiss alongside Will Ferrell

2006 Borat Borat
Borat
Sagdiyev Also writer and producer Won— Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Won— Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Won— Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance Won— San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Won—Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated—Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Actor of the Year Nominated— Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer Nominated—Empire Award for Best Actor Nominated—Irish Film & Television Awards – Best International Actor Nominated— London
London
Film Critics Circle Award for British Actor of the Year Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Nominated— Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor Nominated— Satellite Award for Best Actor

2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Signor Adolfo Pirelli Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble

2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa King Julien XIII Voice

2009 Brüno Brüno
Brüno
Gehard Also writer and producer Won: Evening Standard British Film Awards: Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
award for Best Comedy Nominated— Teen Choice Award
Teen Choice Award
Choice Summer Movie Actor

2011 Hugo Inspector Gustav

2012 The Dictator Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen Also writer and producer

2012 Madagascar
Madagascar
3: Europe's Most Wanted King Julien XIII Voice Nominated—BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award

2012 Les Misérables M. Thénardier National Board of Review Award for Best Cast Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues BBC News
BBC News
Reporter Cameo Nominated—Best Fight

2016 Grimsby Carl Allen "Nobby" Butcher Also writer and producer

2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass Time

2016 Past Forward The Man with No Mouth Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1995 Jack and Jeremy's Police 4 Execution victim Television film

1995 Pump TV Presenter

1998 Live from the Lighthouse Ali G Television special

1998–1999 The 11 O'Clock Show Ali G 8 episodes Also writer

2000 Da Ali G
Ali G
Show Ali G Borat
Borat
Sagdiyev Brüno
Brüno
Gehard 6 episodes Also writer

2003–2004 Da Ali G
Ali G
Show (US) Ali G Borat
Borat
Sagdiyev Brüno
Brüno
Gehard 12 episodes Also writer and executive producer

2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry's guide Episode: "The End"

2006 Night of Too Many Stars Borat
Borat
Sagdiyev Television special

2010 The Simpsons Jakob[95] Voice Episode: "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed"

2013 Eastbound and Down Ronnie Thelman Episode: "Chapter 29"

Music videos[edit]

Madonna: "Music" (2000) as Ali G.[96][97][98]

Accolades[edit]

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1999 – Won British Comedy Award, Best Male Comedy Newcomer for The 11 O'Clock Show (1998)[99] 2000 – Nominated BAFTA
BAFTA
TV Award, Best Entertainment Performance for The 11 O'Clock Show (1998)[28] 2000 – Nominated National Television Awards, UK, Most Popular Comedy Performer for Da Ali G
Ali G
Show (2000) 2000 – Won TV Quick Award, TV Personality of the Year for Da Ali G
Ali G
Show (2000) 2001 – Won BAFTA
BAFTA
TV Award, Best Comedy (Programme or Series) for Da Ali G
Ali G
Show (2000) (shared) 2001 – Won BAFTA
BAFTA
TV Award, Best Comedy Performance for Da Ali G Show (2000) 2003 – Nominated Emmy
Emmy
Award, Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Alternative) for Da Ali G
Ali G
Show (2003) (shared) 2003 – Nominated Emmy
Emmy
Award, Outstanding Writing for Non-Fiction Programming for Da Ali G
Ali G
Show (2003) (shared) 2004 – Nominated Golden Satellite Award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical for Da Ali G
Ali G
Show (2003) 2005 – Nominated Emmy
Emmy
Award, Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for Da Ali G
Ali G
Show (2003) (shared) 2005 – Nominated Emmy
Emmy
Award, Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for Da Ali G
Ali G
Show (2003) (shared) 2006 – Won Ronnie Barker Award[100] 2007 – Won MTV Movie Award
MTV Movie Award
for Best Kiss alongside Will Ferrell in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2012 – Won British Comedy Award, Outstanding Achievement Award.[7]

Borat
Borat
awards and nominations[edit]

2006 – Won: Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor. 2006 – Won: San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor. 2006 – Won: Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor. 2006 – Won: Deutscher Comedypreis (German comedy award) for Best International Comedy. 2007 – Won: Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical 2007 – Nominated: Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Picture Comedy/Musical. 2007 – Nominated: London
London
Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actor of the Year. 2007 – Nominated: Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (shared). 2007 – Nominated: Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Adapted Screenplay (shared). 2007 – Won: MTV Movie Award
MTV Movie Award
for Best Comedic Performance 2007 – Nominated: MTV Movie Award
MTV Movie Award
Nominated for Best Movie 2007 – Nominated: MTV Movie Award
MTV Movie Award
Nominated for Best Fight with Ken Davitian 2007 – Won: Evening Standard British Film Awards: Peter Sellers award for Best Comedy.

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External links[edit]

Sacha Baron Cohen on IMDb Sacha Baron Cohen at the British Film Institute's Screenonline Sacha Baron Cohen discography at Discogs Sacha Baron Cohen on National Public Radio
National Public Radio
in 2007 Sacha Baron Cohen audio interview with NPR's Robert Siegel

Preceded by Wyclef Jean Xzibit MTV Europe Music Awards
MTV Europe Music Awards
host 2001 (as Ali G) 2005 (as Borat) Succeeded by Sean Combs Justin Timberlake

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Sacha Baron Cohen

TV series

F2F (1996–1997) Da Ali G
Ali G
Show (2000–2004)

Episodes Home video

Borat's Television Programme (2004)

Films

Ali G
Ali G
Indahouse (2002) Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
(2006) Brüno
Brüno
(2009) The Dictator (2012) Grimsby (2016)

Other releases

Ali G, Innit
Ali G, Innit
(1999) Ali G, Aiii
Ali G, Aiii
(2000) Bling Bling (2001)

Characters

Ali G Borat
Borat
Sagdiyev Brüno
Brüno
Gehard

Related

Isla Fisher
Isla Fisher
(wife) Erran Baron Cohen (brother) Simon Baron Cohen (cousin)

Awards for Sacha Baron Cohen

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Britannia Awards

Excellence in Film

Albert R. Broccoli
Albert R. Broccoli
(1989) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1990) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1992) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1993) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1995) Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
(1996) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1997) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1998) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1999) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2000) George Lucas
George Lucas
(2002) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2003) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2004) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2009) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2010) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2013) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2014) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2015) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2016) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2017)

Excellence in Directing

Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Jim Sheridan (2004) Mike Newell (2005) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(2006) Martin Campbell
Martin Campbell
(2007) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2008) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) David Yates
David Yates
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2013) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2014) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(2015) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2016) Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
(2017)

Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment

Howard Stringer
Howard Stringer
(2003) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(2009) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
& Tony Scott
Tony Scott
(2010) John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(2011) Will Wright (2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2014) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2015) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(2016) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2017)

British Artist of the Year

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2006) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2007) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2008) Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
(2009) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2010) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2011) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2012) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2013) Emma Watson
Emma Watson
(2014) James Corden
James Corden
(2015) Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
(2016) Claire Foy (2017)

Excellence in Comedy

Betty White
Betty White
(2010) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2011) Trey Parker
Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2012) Sacha Baron Cohen (2013) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2014) Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
(2015) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2016) Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
(2017)

Excellence in Television

Aaron Spelling
Aaron Spelling
(1999) HBO
HBO
Original Programming (2002) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(2017)

Humanitarian Award

Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(2007) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
(2015) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2016)

Retired Awards

BBC
BBC
(1999) Tarsem Singh
Tarsem Singh
(1999) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2003) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2004) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(2005) Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(2005) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2006) Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne (2007)

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BAFTA
BAFTA
TV Award for Best Comedy Performance

Joanna Lumley
Joanna Lumley
(1995) Martin Clunes
Martin Clunes
(1996) David Jason (1997) Steve Coogan
Steve Coogan
(1998) Dermot Morgan
Dermot Morgan
(1999) Caroline Aherne (2000) Sacha Baron Cohen (2001) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2002) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2003) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2004) Matt Lucas, David Walliams
David Walliams
(2005) Chris Langham (2006) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2007) James Corden
James Corden
(2008) David Mitchell (2009)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1950–1975

Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1950) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1951) Donald O'Connor
Donald O'Connor
(1952) David Niven
David Niven
(1953) James Mason
James Mason
(1954) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1955) Mario Moreno (1956) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1957) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1958) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1959) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1960) Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
(1961) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1962) Alberto Sordi
Alberto Sordi
(1963) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1966) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1967) Ron Moody
Ron Moody
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1970) Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
(1971) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1972) George Segal
George Segal
(1973) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1974) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
/ George Burns
George Burns
(1975)

1976–2000

Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Ray Sharkey
Ray Sharkey
(1980) Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1983) Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Paul Hogan
Paul Hogan
(1986) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1987) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1990) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1991) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(1992) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1998) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1999) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2000)

2001–present

Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(2001) Richard Gere
Richard Gere
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2005) Sacha Baron Cohen (2006) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2007) Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
(2008) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2009) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2012) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2016) James Franco
James Franco
(2017)

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Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor

Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
/ Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
/ Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1987) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2000) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
/ Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Sacha Baron Cohen / Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2014) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2015) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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MTV Movie Award
MTV Movie Award
for Best Comedic Performance

Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1992) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1993) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1994) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1995) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1996) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1997) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1998) Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
(1999) Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
(2000) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2001) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2002) Mike Myers
Mike Myers
(2003) Jack Black
Jack Black
(2004) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(2005) Steve Carell
Steve Carell
(2006) Sacha Baron Cohen (2007) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2008) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(2009) Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis
(2010) Emma Stone
Emma Stone
(2011) Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy
(2012) Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
(2014) Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum
(2015) Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
(2016) Lil Rel Howery
Lil Rel Howery
(2017)

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MTV Movie Award
MTV Movie Award
for Best Kiss

Anna Chlumsky
Anna Chlumsky
& Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Culkin
in My Girl (1992) Christian Slater
Christian Slater
& Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei
in Untamed Heart
Untamed Heart
(1993) Demi Moore
Demi Moore
& Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
in Indecent Proposal
Indecent Proposal
(1994) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
& Lauren Holly
Lauren Holly
in Dumb and Dumber
Dumb and Dumber
(1995) Natasha Henstridge
Natasha Henstridge
& Anthony Guidera in Species (1996) Will Smith
Will Smith
& Vivica A. Fox
Vivica A. Fox
in Independence Day (1997) Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
& Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
in The Wedding Singer
The Wedding Singer
(1998) Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
& Joseph Fiennes
Joseph Fiennes
in Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
(1999) Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar
& Selma Blair
Selma Blair
in Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions
(2000) Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles
& Sean Patrick Thomas in Save the Last Dance
Save the Last Dance
(2001) Jason Biggs
Jason Biggs
& Seann William Scott
Seann William Scott
in American Pie 2
American Pie 2
(2002) Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
& Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
in Spider-Man (2003) Owen Wilson, Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra
& Amy Smart
Amy Smart
in Starsky & Hutch (2004) Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
& Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams
in The Notebook
The Notebook
(2005) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
& Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
in Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
(2006) Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
& Sacha Baron Cohen in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2007) Briana Evigan
Briana Evigan
& Robert Hoffman in Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
& Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
in Twilight (2009) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
& Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
in The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2010) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
& Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2011) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
& Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2012) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
& Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
in Silver Linings Playbook (2013) Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston
& Will Poulter
Will Poulter
in We're the Millers (2014) Ansel Elgort
Ansel Elgort
& Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley
in The Fault in Our Stars (2015) Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson
& Adam DeVine
Adam DeVine
in Pitch Perfect 2 (2016) Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome in Moonlight (2017)

v t e

Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture

Sideways

2004

Crash

2005

The Departed

2006

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

2007

No award

2008

Nine

2009

No award

2010

The Help

2011

Les Misérables

2012

Nebraska

2013

Into the Woods

2014

Spotlight

2015

Hidden Figures

2016

Mudbound

2017

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