Oscars 2016: Sacha Baron Cohen Resurrects Ali G, Pokes Fun At Oscar Diversity Drama
On Sunday night’s Oscars, movies were recognized for their brilliance and presented by fellow actors. Sacha Baron Cohen decided to bring back his infamous character, Ali G to present the movie Room alongside Olivia Wilde.
According to Daily Mail, the actor was not supposed to present as his alter ego but he decided to do it anyway with the help of his wife, Isla Fisher.
“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,” he told the British talk show This Morning.
“They wanted me to actually present it as myself. But luckily my wife put on the Ali G beard in the disabled toilets so we managed to get away with it.”
This would explain the confused look on Wilde’s face but Cohen ran it by host, Chris Rock and he gave his blessing.
“I am here representing all those that have been overlooked,” he continued. “Will Smith, Idris Elbow… now check out the movie that only has white people in it!,” he said before the clip from Room played.