Really the Oscars? Really?
In an effort to promote his new movie, The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen wanted to attend the Oscars and walk the red carpet in costume and in character. Deadline just reported that the Academy pulled his tickets (!) once they heard the buzz on the interwebs today and that the only way he would be allowed to attend was if he swore a blood oath on the head of his child that he wouldn’t show up in costume or attempt to promote the movie in anyway.
First no Muppets singing and now no SBC? They’ll let Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet, but someone who is actually talented – nope. It’s not like he’s ever done anything that would make them think he’d embarrass the Academy. What’s the damage, Heather?
Though there’s this
While not saying I agree in any way, shape, or form, I see where they’re coming from.
But seriously, who doesn’t think the awards ceremony couldn’t use a little Sacha Baron Cohen dressed an oppressive Middle Eastern dictator to spice it up around an hour in? What if he came in his neon green thong?