Isla Fisher Thanks Donald Trump In Hilarious AACTA Acceptance Speech

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Australian actress Isla Fisher is thankful to Donald Trump for showing the world what “unqualified orange people” can do.

Actress Isla Fisher made sure to credit U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and incoming first lady Melania Trump for her huge success at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.

The annual AACTA award ceremony, which recognizes excellence of professionals in the film and television industry, including actors, writers, directors and cinematographers, presented the 40-year-old “Now You See Me” star with its esteemed Trailblazer Award on Wednesday.

However, instead of making a boring run-of-the-mill acceptance speech, Fisher cracked everyone up by thanking her peers for not attending the ceremony so she could accept the award.

“I really have to thank my fellow actors, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Margot Robbie and Toni Collette — all of whom were no doubt offered this award first and they couldn’t make it here tonight so, yay!” she said.

She then shocked the audience by doing a Melania Trump impression, reciting lines from the infamous plagiarized speech.

"From a young age my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in this life, that your word is your bond, you say what you want to do and you keep your promises, that you treat people with respect," Fisher commented.

"Those are actually Michelle Obama's words," she revealed to the crowd amid loud applause. "But I figured if Melania Trump can use them and have success, I should try.” 

The actress then took a final dig at president-elect’s incompetence, thanking him for showing the world what “orange people” are capable of doing.

"And I do need to thank Donald Trump. Because I don't think I'd be here without him showing the world that unqualified orange people can win things," she said. 

Initially, Fisher’s mother and husband, Sacha Baron Cohen, were reportedly in a state of shock, but soon dissolved into fits of laugher sitting in the audience.

Finally, she took a moment and described receiving the award as the pinnacle of her career.

“It’s a complete honor to come home and be supported. It feels incredible,” Fisher remarked.

This is not for the first time a celebrity has hilariously mentioned Trump in their award acceptance speech. Earlier this year, Aziz Ansari mocked Trump for his infamous plan to ban Muslim immigrants.

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