Sacha Baron Cohen thanks Rudy Giuliani in Golden Globes awards speech 1 month ago

Sacha Baron Cohen thanks Rudy Giuliani in Golden Globes awards speech

"I mean, who can get more laughs out of one unzipping?"

Sacha Baron Cohen thanked Rudy Giuliani in his Golden Globes awards acceptance speech in the early hours of Monday morning.

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The Borat sequel took home two Golden Globes at this year's ceremony, one for best actor in a musical or comedy for Cohen, and another for best comedy or musical film.

During his first acceptance speech of the night, called out the “all-white” Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is the voting body behind the annual awards show.

He then thanked Rudy Giuliani for his efforts, which is understandable, as it was for former New York Mayor who really stole the show in the Borat sequel.

"This movie couldn’t have been possible without my co-star," Cohen began. "A fresh new talent who came from nowhere, and turned out to be a comedy genius. I’m talking, of course, about Rudy Giuliani.

"I mean, who can get more laughs out of one unzipping?"

The controversial scene with Giuliani saw him interviewed by an actress playing Borat's "teenage" daughter in a hotel room.

They then move to a different room for a drink at her suggestion, where Giuliani puts his hands down his trousers.

Giuliani has defended his actions, claiming he was tucking in his shirt after removing recording equipment.

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In his second speech for his best actor win, Baron Cohen poked fun at an even more high profile politician, saying: "Hold on, Donald Trump is contesting the result."

If you want to check out the Borat sequel or any of the other Golden Globes winners at home, all the details can be found here.