Sacha Baron Cohen has invited Sarah Palin as his date to the 2019 Golden Globes following that controversial episode of his hit show “Who Is America?”
Cohen, 47, who has been nominated for the Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series Musical or Comedy award, said: “I appreciate the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing me, which luckily is something that none of the guests on the show did.”
“This is such a special honour for me as the HFPA are always among the first to really appreciate my ever evolving humour. I am humbled to be recognised among such a wonderful group of nominees, all of whom I admire. This show was a labour of love for over two years.”
He then added, according to Deadline: “It is a shame they overlooked the amazing performances by the rest of the cast, particularly Dick Cheney and Roy Moore. Meanwhile Ms. Palin, despite being cut from the show, I hope you will accept my invitation to be my date for the ceremony.”
Cohen’s comments come after he was accused of duping the former Alaska governor and Vice Presidential nominee into doing an interview by posing as a wounded veteran, with the chat garnering so much attention around the world that it ended up being axed.
Palin previously spoke about the whole thing on “Good Morning America”, calling Cohen a “proven liar.”
“It was proposed to me as a legitimate interview to speak about veterans’ issues and our military and current events to a new audience,” she explained at the time.
Cohen, who is known for creating outrageous and controversial characters like Borat, Ali G and Bruno, took a look at American patriotism in the Showtime series.
The show also featured in-character interviews with right-wing politicos like Dick Cheney, Joe Walsh, as well as broadcaster Ted Koppel.