Sacha Baron Cohen's shocking BAFTA move
November 11th, 2013
01:21 PM ET

Sacha Baron Cohen's shocking BAFTA move

At the 2013 BAFTA Britannia Awards on Saturday, Sacha Baron Cohen essentially "Punk'd" the entire audience, and without Ashton Kutcher in tow.

Cohen was at the event, accompanied by wife Isla Fisher, to receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia for Excellence in Comedy award. He was presented with the honor by Salma Hayek and an older woman in a wheelchair identified as Grace Cullington, the oldest living actor to have worked with Chaplin.

Instead of going the serious route with his acceptance speech, Cohen aimed to show why he was being celebrated in the first place.

After being handed Chaplin's cane from 1931's "City Lights," Cohen gave it a little test run. Yet as he wrapped up, he accidentally leaned onto Cullington's wheelchair and pushed it off the stage.

The audience can be heard gasping in shock as the older woman goes flying:


When Cohen began to make light of the accident in his acceptance speech, it became clear that his oopsie was a prank. (It seems "Grace Cullington" was really a stuntwoman.)

"Grace Cullington is the oldest - no, sorry, was the oldest surviving (Chaplin co-star),” Cohen told the audience. “I dedicate my award to her. This is obviously a tragedy. But on the bright side, what a great way to go, giving an award to me. ... I’d like to say a few words to her family: Do not try to sue me. If you decide to get the lawyers involved, I will take you down just like I did your granny. The cane that woman forced on me was clearly defective and I’ve got lots of witnesses. At least 400 in this room and at least 500 watching on TV. Anyway, tonight is not about her, it’s about me.”

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Keldoud

    The guy is an idiot. I used to like him as Ali G, but he is no longer funny.

    November 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kiefer'sNewAssistant

    He is NOT funny and never will be. SBC is a hack. He is a successful Hack , but a Hack nonetheless.

    November 14, 2013 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Edward Lucas

    OPINIONAMERICA.NET is a Website that gives Sargent York a Forum to vent!

    November 14, 2013 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. Meh

    Worse than Tom Green...

    November 12, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. Peace ☮

    Oh geez, I could almost hear the gasps! He sounds like an as s, tho.

    November 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Alan

    He's not that amusing. I thought "Borat" was REALLY overrated.

    November 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Where did the trolls go?

    Where the troll go?

    November 11, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Regurgitate my ballz

      booooring... NEXT!

      November 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • suk me ballz

      Troll buster been busy again. So have the political trolls. I say no political b s allowed. Stay at least somewhat on topic, but keep the party b s out. No one wants to hear it.

      November 11, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bystander

      Your meter's off. Geez, you had ONE job...

      November 12, 2013 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ben Volio

    I must be the only person who does not find him funny. Also not funny: Russell Brand.

    November 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • granny jones

      You're not alone. Also add Gilbert Gottfried, Louis CK, and Sarah Silverman to the list. Now Red Skelton, he was funny!

      November 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bystander

      Granny's a lying sack of dog poo. Ben, you *are* the only one.

      November 12, 2013 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |

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