Sacha Baron Cohen’s wild Oscar appearance of his infamous Ali G character was in no way a planned part of the show, and more importantly, was not approved in advance as required by Academy brass.
It was revealed today that Academy Awards producers had no idea Cohen was planning the controversial skit. Cohen claims his wife was employed to sneak in Ali G’s signature beanie cap and assorted accessories including fake goatee. Many on social media speculated that perhaps the impromptu appearance was actually material for an unannounced Ali G sequel.
“The truth is we actually had to sneak it in because the Oscars sat me down before and said they didn’t want me to do anything out of order,” Cohen revealed to ITV’s This Morning (via The Daily Mail). “They wanted me to actually present it as myself. But luckily my wife [Isla Fisher] put on the Ali G beard in the disabled toilets so we managed to get away with it.” h/t consequenceofsound
“And of course that amazing black bloke from Star Wars… Darth Vader.” said Cohen, who was really there to introduce the Best Picture nominee “Room.”
Sacha has been reminiscing a lot lately, he reprized his Borat character in a recent surprise visit to the Jimmy Kimmel show. So should we be expecting a “Borat meets Ali G” movie at some point in the near future? Nice! Booyakasha!