Must See: Sacha Baron Cohen “Kills” at BAFTA Britannia Awards


Tonight, BBC America will be airing the BAFTA Britannia Awards. In the two-hour special, which will include footage from the red carpet, some of our favorite UK and US celebs will be honored for their work. Hosted by Rob Brydon, the evening is said to be a “celebration of achievements honoring individuals and companies that have dedicated their careers to advancing the entertainment arts.”

Idris Elba will accept The BAFTA LA Britannia Humanitarian Award, Benedict Cumberbatch will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, George Clooney will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, Kathryn Bigelow will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, Sir Ben Kingsley will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment, and Sacha Baron Cohen will receive The Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.

Sacha’s acceptance of his award is a must-see. Seriously. I watched it with my mother, and we both gasped. If you know anything about Sacha’s style of humor, then you know simply to expect the unexpected, and that is all the warning I will give you.

Watch as Sacha Baron Cohen
Pranks the BAFTA Audience

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The BAFTA Britannia Awards will air on BBC America at 9pm ET.

Celebs Looking Amazing at the Britannia Awards

  • Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher 1 of 16

    Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen look amazing on the red carpet. Isla's latest project is the Jennifer Aniston film Life of Crime.

  • Suki Waterhouse 2 of 16

    The 21-year-old model is perhaps best known these days as Bradley Cooper's girlfriend

  • Mia Maestro and Salma Hayek 3 of 16

    Actresses Mia and Salma have been red carpet best friends for years. Mia loves hanging out with Salma because she "has a tremendous joy for life." These two always look great together.

  • Poppy Delevingne 4 of 16

    This British model and socialite admittedly loves being in the chaos that proceeds the red carpet. She told Australian Vogue, "I work well in chaos, it's the only way I thrive."

  • Keltie Knight 5 of 16

    This former Radio City Rocket performer is now a correspondent for omg! Insider. She is married to musician Chris Knight. 

  • Benedict Cumberbatch 6 of 16

    Oh, hello there... Benedict was in attendance to accept the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.

  • Justin Chadwick 7 of 16

    The director of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has been enjoying screening his critically acclaimed film in some elite circles. Just last week, the film was screened at the White House.

  • Naomie Harris 8 of 16

    Naomie plays Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and she looked fantastic in her Vivienne Westwood for Matches dress.

  • Jason Isaacs 9 of 16

    Jason is currently in talks to star in a private-eye drama for ABC. The Hollywood Reporter shares that it will be an "hourlong character driven-drama about a former LAPD homicide detective whose disabling injury gives him a powerful new ability to solve difficult cases."

  • Ralph Fiennes 10 of 16

    Ralph directed and stars in The Invisible Woman, a dramatic love story about Charles Dickens. The film will open on Christmas day

  • Idris Elba 11 of 16

    According to BET, Idris doesn't just have Oscar buzz to look forward to next year. The network is hinting that he and his girlfriend, makeup artist Naiyana Garth, are expecting!

  • Lupita Nyong’o 12 of 16

    The new "it girl" has lots of people already talking Oscar for her break-out performance in 12 Years a Slave

  • George Clooney 13 of 16

    Why, thank you for wearing a tux, Mr. Clooney. Much appreciated.

  • Sigourney Weaver 14 of 16

    One of the presenters of the BAFTA's, Sigourney looked regal in a Giorgio Armani gown.

  • Kelly Rowland 15 of 16

    The X-Factor judge's plunging neckline caused some jaws to drop

  • Jennifer Ehle 16 of 16

    Our favorite Elizabeth Bennet looked sweetly simple on the red carpet. Hard to believe she will soon be filming 50 Shades of Grey!

All images, unless noted otherwise, are from PR Photos.

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