Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Sacha Baron Cohen Wins 3 Emmy Noms, Laments that Co-Star Dick Cheney Wasn’t Recognized “For Sending People to their Deaths”


Sacha Baron Cohen won 3 Emmy noms for his Showtime series from last summer, “Who is America?” He then thanked Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin among others on Twitter. Cohen did pretty well as Showtime got almost no other nominations except for “Escape at Dannemora.”

He writes: “While I am flattered at these nods, it is a shame that my co-stars were not recognized. Particularly Dick Cheney, who I had hoped would come across on camera as someone who’d gleefully sent hundreds of thousands to their pointless death – and boy did he deliver.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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