Premium- Awards -Please Set Priyanka Chopra Jonas Free Of The 'Borat 2' Title
Announcing the Oscar nominations is an honor. Announcing the Oscar nominations next to Nick Jonas in a bright yellow suit is a threat to your retinas. Announcing the Oscar nominations when you have to repeatedly say the world's longest movie title is comedy gold. And that's just what we got this morning when Priyanka Chopra Jonas had to read the full Borat Subsequent Moviefilm title multiple times during the Oscar nominations.
The nominations, which aired at 5:20 a.m. PT Monday morning, ran at just under 30 minutes — which for so many categories (even the snooze-worthy ones), isn't that bad. But of those 30 minutes, Chopra Jonas spent almost one full minute simply saying the title of the Borat sequel. (Which in full, reads: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.)
The first time we got a glimpse of Chopra Jonas' future in long-form reading was when Maria Bakalova was nominated for Borat 2 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. I've cued it up here — it's only 10 seconds, but I need you to consider how long it takes for one to say "Frances McDormand, Nomadland" and appreciate the humor in those 10 seconds.
The true beauty of the morning came when Chopra Jonas had to announce that Borat 2 was nominated for for Best Adapted Screenplay. You'd think at this point Chopra Jonas would be an old pro at it — she's spent 10 seconds of her life making her way through the very long name of the moviefilm. And yet, this announcement took 35 seconds to get through. Why? Because there are 12 people credited for the screenplay. I've cued it up here — you have to admire Chopra Jonas' breath control.