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Sacha Baron Cohen wants Sarah Palin to be his date for Golden Globes

Libby Hill, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertainment News

Actress Isla Fisher might have just become a late-breaking Golden Globes snub, thanks to husband Sacha Baron Cohen.

Baron Cohen scored something of a surprise nomination Thursday morning for his comedy work in his controversial Showtime series "Who Is America?" and to celebrate, he extended a special invitation to former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.

"Who Is America?" made headlines earlier this year for clips showing Baron Cohen deceiving American personalities and politicians with elaborate disguises and filming them as they proclaimed inflammatory and/or ridiculous statements.

Palin was among those "duped" by the man of many faces, and decried the actor's actions on her Facebook page, calling the interview he conducted "full of Hollywoodism's 1/8sic3/8 disrespect and sarcasm."

Though the footage never made it to air, Baron Cohen didn't forget Palin's contributions to his show's success.

"Meanwhile Ms. Palin, despite being cut from the show, I hope you will accept my invitation to be my date for the ceremony," the "Borat" actor concluded.

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"I am humbled to be recognised among such a wonderful group of nominees, all of whom I admire," he added. "This show was a labour of love for over two years. It is a shame they overlooked the amazing performances by the rest of the cast, particularly Dick Cheney and Roy Moore."

Tune in to the Golden Globes ceremony on Jan. 6 to find out who serves as Baron Cohen's date -- and who Baron Cohen himself arrives as.

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