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Isla Fisher Praises ‘Borat’ Star Maria Bakalova After Her Academy Award Nomination

The well-known actor of comedic films, Isla Fisher took to her verified Instagram account the other day to send her congrats to Bulgarian actor Maria Bakalova.

As known, Bakalova received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the 2020 mockumentary ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm‘ which Fisher’s husband Sacha Baron Cohen wrote and starred in.

After releasing a photo of the actor who earned an Oscar nom for Best Supporting Actress, The ‘Bachelorette’ star added the following note as a caption:

“Congratulations Maria Bakalova on your well-deserved Oscar nomination. Your commitment to the character of Tutar brought heart and even more humor to the movie.”

Fisher, who recently congratulated her husband Cohen for his Academy Award nominations for his roles in ‘Borat’ and ‘Chicago 7’ through her Instagram account, continued her words as follows:

“You are as fearless as you are talented. I can’t wait to watch your career continue 🤍”

In return, Bakalova took to the comments section to thank the Hollywood actor for her support. She wrote:

“Oh My God! @islafisher your words meant the WORLD to me! You are an ICON, an IDOL for me ❤️! Thank you for the support! I LOVE AND ADMIRE YOU SO SO MUCH ❤️🥺!”

As fans already know, Bakalova’s nominations were revealed on March 15, during the event hosted by Nick Jonas and his actor wife Priyanka Chopra. With her Academy Award nomination, Bakalova, who portrayed ‘Tutar Sagdiyev’ in the film, became the first Bulgarian star to receive it.

In addition to the Academy Award nom, Bakalova also earned BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice Award nominations for the Best Supporting Actress category.

Head this way to view Fisher’s Instagram post.

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