Move over Isla Fisher.
After earning a Golden Globe nomination for “best performance by an actor in a television series, comedy or musical” for his role in in the controversial show Who Is America? Sacha Baron Cohen released a statement thanking everyone for the nod — while also making a few strange requests.
“I appreciate the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing me, which luckily is something that none of the guests on the show did,” he started off the statement.
Cohen then went on to applaud the HFPA for appreciating what he called his “ever-evolving” humor. The actor went on to say that the show was a labor of love for him for two years, while also stating that he was “humbled” to be recognized alongside such a great group of actors in Jim Carrey, Michael Douglas, Donald Glover, and Bill Hader. He also joked that the Hollywood Foreign Press dropped the ball by not nominating Dick Cheney and Roy Moore, both of whom were pranked on the show.
And at the end of the statement, the 47-year-old made somewhat of an odd request to former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
“Meanwhile Ms. Palin, despite being cut from the show, I hope you will accept my invitation to be my date for the ceremony.”
As Mashable shared back in August, Cohen found himself in hot water when he duped Sarah Palin into thinking that he was a disabled veteran in order to get her to appear on the show. Cohen ended up making the decision to yank the segment — after the former Governor of Alaska lashed out at him in a Facebook post.
“Yup — we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now? I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ of the British ‘comedian’ Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime,” she wrote.
As the Inquisitr shared earlier today, Palin has had her hands full this year — especially with her son, Track. After being arrested multiple times, Track Palin finally turned himself in to a halfway house. His first offense came back in 2016 — when he allegedly punched his then-girlfriend — but the charges were later dropped. Then, he was arrested again in 2017, this time for breaking into the home of his parents and assaulting his father, Todd Palin. Track was charged with felony burglary — and misdemeanor counts of assault and criminal mischief — but he later agreed to a plea deal.
Sarah blames her son’s recent behavior on PTSD incurred as a result of having served in Iraq.