The BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards honored some of the biggest names in the movie industry, from George Clooney to director Kathryn Bigelow. One of the night’s honorees was Sacha Baron Cohen, winning the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.
Naturally, Cohen had to inject a little big of his personal brand of comedy, doing so by pranking the entire audience. When accepting an award, Cohen was presented with one of Chalpin’s signature canes. The cane was given to him by Grace Cullington, the supposed oldest living actress to work with Charlie.
He then attempted Chaplin’s “penguin dance,” before leaning on the cane, which snapped and sent Cohen falling forward, pushing the wheelchair-bound actress right off the stage in a blaze of glory.
With the audience horrified, Cohen then gave an acceptance speech, beginning, “Grace Cullington is the oldest, no, sorry, was the oldest surviving [Chaplin co-star].”