Six prizes were handed out at the BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards last night, and luckily only one resulted in death.
While accepting the Charlie Chaplin Britannia for Excellence in Comedy at L.A.’s Beverly Hilton Hotel, Sacha Baron Cohen was given a vintage cane by Grace Cullington, the oldest living actress who worked with the honor’s namesake, and he proceeded to re-create the tramp’s signature penguin waddle around the wheelchair-bound octogenarian. As the audience cooed over the sweetness of the moment and raised their cameraphones to capture it for future social-media bragging, Baron Cohen tripped, slammed into her chair and sent the woman flying face-first off the stage and into the audience. The “ahhs” turned into gasps and people in black-tie jumped out of their seats to offer aid as her lifeless body was flung over the shoulder of security and carried off.
Watch the start of Baron Cohen’s stunt below:
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