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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Movie Poster

Rated R for pervasive strong crude and sexual content including graphic nudity, and language.

R In Theaters 11/3/2006 , 82min.
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Plot & Details

Master of disguise Sacha Baron Cohen hits the road to explore America as the crude Kazakstani reporter Borat in a feature mockumentary that brings one of the Da Ali G Show star's most popular characters to life on the big screen. Sent by the Kazakh Ministry of Information to gain a better understanding of American culture and bring his findings back home, Borat and faithful producer Azamat (Ken Davitian) set their sights in New York City. When the citizens and interview subjects of the Big Apple seem less than receptive to Borat's distinctively unrestrained approach and the curious Kazakh television personality stumbles across an episode of Baywatch while channel-surfing in his hotel room, he becomes instantly smitten with screen siren Pamela Anderson. Now confident that the only way to discover the true essence of America is to travel to California and make the bikini-clad beauty his bride, Borat purchases a ramshackle ice-cream truck in which he and Azamat will make their way across the Great Plains and on to the sunny West Coast -- all the while coming into contact with a wide variety of "typical" Americans. Within this loose, scripted framework, Borat engages in his usual misbehavior with unsuspecting strangers, from accidentally releasing a chicken from his suitcase on a New York subway ride to a formal interview with Alan Keyes.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Sacha Baron Cohen Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Dan Mazer Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Todd Phillips Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Anthony Hines Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Peter Baynham Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Sacha Baron Cohen Won

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 American Film Institute Best Picture Won

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Austin Film Critics Best Picture Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Comedy Movie Won

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Sacha Baron Cohen Won

London Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 London Film Critics Association Best British Actor Sacha Baron Cohen Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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