2021 seems to be the year for Sacha Baron Cohen. After being nominated and winning multiple awards for the “Borat” sequel, it was revealed that his said movie is also breaking the world record.
The Guinness World Records recently announced that the movie has broken the record for longest title for a film nominated for an Oscar with a staggering 110 characters.
Although referred to in short as “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”, the actual title of the 2020 movie was “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”.
|A scene from the movie with the very long title|
The movie is the sequel to 2006’s “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”, a satirical mockumentary that follows Kazakhstani journalist by the name of Borat Sagdiyev, who travels to the US to make a documentary on the country.
It is noted that the film was recently nominated in two Oscars categories – Best Adapted Screenplay for Sacha Baron Cohen and several other co-writers, and Best Supporting Actress for Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova in her first ever international debut. Bakalova plays Borat’s daughter Tutar Sagdiyev in the said sequel.
|Maria Bakalova also gets her first Academy Awards nomination for her role in the movie|
The movie has also won several accolades since its release, including the Golden Globes’ Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Cohen, as well as Writers Guild of America Awards’ Best Adapted Screenplay.
The previous record holder for longest title for a film nominated for an Oscar was the 1965’s “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes”.
|The record was previously held by the 1965 British movie starring Stuart Whitman|