The BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards last night saw the usual glitz, glam and speeches — with one exception: Sacha Baron Cohen accidentally killed an elderly woman by pushing her off the stage.
Well, not really. But the attendees definitely thought so — for a good couple of seconds.
Presented with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia for Excellence in Comedy at L.A.’s Beverly Hilton Hotel, Baron Cohen was joined onstage by Grace Cullington, the oldest surviving Chaplin co-star, who appeared in “City Lights” at the age of 5!
What started out as an “aww” moment for the audience as Cullington bestowed Chaplin’s actual cane from “City Lights” onto his comedy heir — which the “Borat” star used to pay homage to the tramp’s signature penguin waddle — quickly descended into complete and utter disbelief when he tripped and suddenly sent her flying into the crowd.