Posted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
The /Film Award for the Best Acceptance Speech of the 2007 Golden Globes goes to Sacha Baron Cohen.
Cohen won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. Here is his hilarious speech:
“I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. And I just want to say that this movie was a life-changing experience. I saw some amazing, beautiful, invigorating parts of America. But I saw some dark parts of America, an ugly side of America. A side of America that rarely sees the light of day.
I refer, of course, to the anus and testicles of my co-star, Ken Davitian.
[Davitian shrugs and raises a wine glass]
Ken, when I was in that scene and I stared down and saw your two wrinkled golden globes on my chin, I thought to myself, ‘I better win a bloody award for this.’
And then when my 300-pound co-star decided to sit on my face and squeeze the oxygen from my lungs, I was faced with a choice: Death or to breathe in the air that had been trapped in a small pocket between his buttocks for 30 years.
Kenneth, if it was not for that rancid bubble, I would not be here today.
Thank you to Larry Charles, thank you to Jay Roach, thank you to Isla Fisher, my fiancee. Thank you to Peter Baynham, Anthony Hines and Dan Mazer; thank you to Ari Emanuel; Matt Labov; Erran Baron Cohen, my brother who did the music; and to Jason Alper. And thank you to every American who has not sued me so far. Thank you.”