Sacha Baron Cohen made headlines at the 2013 Britannia Awards, but not for reasons you might expect. Okay, you probably would expect a stunt like this.
Accepting the Charlie Chaplin Britannia for Excellence in Comedy at L.A.’s Beverly Hilton Hotel, the zany comic was given a vintage cane by Grace Cullington.
The wheelchair-bound octogenarian is the oldest living actress who worked with the honor’s namesake, so it was a sweet moment to see her up on stage.
Until Sacha Baron Cohen tripped, slammed into her chair and sent the poor elderly woman flying face-first off the stage and into the stunned audience.
Her lifeless body was flung over the shoulder of security and carried off:
Sacha clearly planned the absurdity all along, of course, as he does.
“Grace Cullington is the oldest, no, sorry, was the oldest surviving [Chaplin co-star],” Baron Cohen said following the fall. “I dedicate my award to her."