“Poor Rudy Giuliani was snubbed for his brilliant turn acting like he was just tucking in his shirt,” cracked Kimmel.
The film itself, released days before the 2020 election, scored a nomination in the Best Motion Picture ― Musical or Comedy category.
Its stars Sacha Baron Cohen (who played Borat) and Maria Bakalova (who portrayed Borat’s daughter Tutar) earned nods for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Motion Picture ― Musical or Comedy.
Baron Cohen on Wednesday joked about hiring Giuliani to represent him if he doesn’t win. He is also nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role category for “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
Kimmel in his monologue also poked fun at Eric Trump’s latest bewildering defense of his father, and Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) response to QAnon-supporting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) conspiracy theories.