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February 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST

Sacha Baron Cohen may be bringing a brand new character to theaters in March, but during the 2016 Oscars, he resurrected the one who brought him fame.

Cohen, introducing best picture nominee Room, appeared in character as Ali G his alter ego from Da Ali G Show. Standing next to Olivia Wilde, Ali G said that he was there to represent the actors of color not nominated at this year’s Oscars, like “Will Smith, Idris Elbow, and of course the amazing black bloke from Star Wars, Darth Vader.”

As Ali G, Cohen also lamented the actors he described as “hard-working little yellow people with tiny dongs” — a.k.a. the stars of Minions — who do not receive their proper due in the industry. 

Cohen will appear next as his latest character Nobby in The Brothers Grimsby, which opens in theaters on March 11. And for more from the ceremony, keep up up on all of EW’s Oscars coverage.

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