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Oscars 2021: 19 geeky facts from Borat to Boseman

The Godfather and The Godfather Part II are widely considered to be two of the greatest films of all time. But the gangster epic has two surprising parallels with Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

Steven McIntosh, BBC, 20th April 2021

Borat 2 receives three MTV Movie & TV Award nominations

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is up for "Best Movie", "Breakthrough Performance" for Maria Bakalova, and "Best Duo" for Cohen and Bakalova.

Film News, 20th April 2021

Unseen Borat footage to be released

Scenes which didn't make the final cut are to be included in the new Amazon Prime special, alongside video showing how hairy things got for Sacha Baron Cohen during filming.

Chortle, 15th April 2021

Maria Bakalova interview

"I dedicate every award to all the eastern European actors".

Kathryn Bromwich, The Guardian, 10th April 2021

Maria Bakalova interview

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm wasn't just notable for that interview with Rudy Giuliani, but for the incredible breakout performance from its female lead, Maria Bakalova, who played Borat's daughter, and which has led to both Bafta and Academy Award nominations. She speaks exclusively to GQ about Giuliani refusing to take a Covid test, having free rein in the White House and discovering from Judd Apatow that she was Oscar-nominated.

Stuart McGurk, GQ, 5th April 2021

Shaun The Sheep 2: Farmageddon gets Oscar nomination

Shaun The Sheep 2: Farmageddon has been nominated for Best Animated Feature in the 2021 Academy Awards. Meanwhile Borat Subsequent Moviefilm gets a nod for Adapted Screenplay.

British Comedy Guide, 15th March 2021

Maria Bakalova interview

Maria Bakalova was shooting a scene opposite Pedro Pascal for The Bubble, an upcoming meta-comedy about actors filming a movie in the middle of a pandemic, when she found out she landed her first Oscar nomination for her role in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 15th March 2021

Rudy Giuliani in Borat 2 gets a Razzie nomination

The Razzie nominations were announced Friday, and Rudy Giuliani scored a Worst Supporting Actor nod and Worst Screen Combo alongside Maria Bakalova.

Adam Bentz, Screen Rant, 13th March 2021

Borat fans raise $100,000 for woman tricked in new film

$100,000 has been raised for an unemployed babysitter who appears in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Jeanise Jones was one of the many unsuspecting members of the public duped into appearing in the Sacha Baron Cohen sequel. Jones was hired to babysit Borat's teenage daughter Tutar, played by actress Maria Bakalova.

Wil Jones, JOE, 29th October 2020

Film review: Borat 2

Though the Rudy Guilliani interview that brings the new film to a close has already been exhaustively analysed and commented upon since its release last week, the film itself remains a valuable and at times very funny take-down of the willful ignorance and intolerance coursing through all levels of American society.

Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 28th October 2020

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