Sacha Baron Cohen Banned from Oscars
Posted 02.22.12 by reelz
If Deadline's breaking news is correct, this year's Oscars is sure to have one less entertaining character — or is that two? — in attendance... All apparently because they didn't approve of a Red Carpet fashion choice.
The site reports that Academy of Motion Picture Arts has pulled actor Sacha Baron Cohen's tickets from Sunday's awards ceremony. The move means that the star, who's not only an Academy member and one of the stars of Best Picture nominee Hugo, isn't even allowed on the Red Carpet outside. The ban is in reaction to word that Baron Cohen planned to strut the carpet in his full The Dictator costume.
With the evening already promising to be a bit more stuffy, we'd like to point you to our 2012 Oscar BINGO cards.