Global domination

Borat up for more gongs

Sacha Baron Cohen has been nominated for best comedy actor in the Golden Globes – and Borat is up for best comedy film.

Cohen is up against Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Aaron Eckhart (Thank You for Smoking), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Kinky Boots) and Will Ferrell (Stranger Than Fiction) in his acting category.

And the other nominees for best comedy or musical are The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Little Miss Sunshine and Thank You for Smoking.

The shortlist for best actress in a comedy or musical are Annette Bening (Running with Scissors), Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine), Beyonce Knowles (Dreamgirls), Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada) and Renee Zellweger (Miss Potter).

The nominees were announced in Los Angeles today, and the winners will be unveiled at a ceremony on January 15.

Published: 14 Dec 2006

Today's comedy-on demand picks


The UK's longest-running improv team are putting a show online for the very first time since they started in 1985. They will be live-stream an hour of Sunday night footage from their archives from 7.30pm.

The line-up will feature Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson and Andy Smart.

Click for more suggestions

... including Andrew Maxwell Breaks The Internet and a streamed version of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe curio Panopticon, from the Consignia sketch group.

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.