Sacha Baron Cohen Pranks A-List Crowd

Sacha_Baron_Cohen_2013When you invite Sacha Baron Cohen to your awards show, you should probably expect the unexpected.

He didn’t disappoint Saturday night at the BAFTA LA Britannia Awards when, after receiving the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, the “Borat” star did a quick dance, tapped his cane a few times and stunned the crowd of Hollywood heavyweights by tripping and knocking a wheelchair-bound 87-year-old woman off the stage and into the audience.

It took the Beverly Hilton crowd a moment to realize who it was on stage, and that the elderly woman who pitched into the crowd wasn’t really the oldest living actor to have worked with Chaplin himself, as she had been introduced by Salma Hayak. After those beats, the black-tied attendees roared with appreciative laughter.

As for the woman, she was (comedically) pronounced dead and carried out of the ballroom. In his acceptance speech, Cohen was quick to remind the crowd that the moment was about him, not her.

Source: The Wrap