His wife, actress Isla Fisher, shared footage to Instagram of Cohen hammering out some bicep curls, with a noticeably leaner and more defined physique.
"So proud of the Hubs @sachabaroncohen getting a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a limited series," she captioned the video.
"He worked so hard transforming for his role in The Spy- not just getting rid of his dad-bod (see video) but learning three dialects, including Syrian and living in Casablanca, mainly in character for 4 months while shooting. This honour is shared with Eli Cohen‘s family, thank you for letting him bring the story to screen and to the HFPA 🌟"
His body transformation didn't go unnoticed by the couple's famous friends. Chelsea Handler is clearly a fan of the new look: "it's important for us to realise that Sacha is indeed hot," while Mindy Kaling left a slightly more MA+ comment: "great now i'm turned on"
Courtney Cox also left words of encouragement: "Yes Sacha!!!!"
While Cohen has previously won a Golden Globe for his work in Borat, this year's nomination for The Spy is the first time he's been recognised for a more dramatic role.