Academy Awards Threatens To Ban Sacha Baron Cohen
02/23/12
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(JTA) -- Actor Sacha Baron Cohen will be banned from the Academy Awards if he arrives at the Red Carpet dressed as The Dictator, a character from his upcoming film.

Paramount's awards staff said Baron Cohen would not receive his tickets to the Oscars unless he assures the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences ahead of time that he will not arrive in costume and not promote his movie on the Red Carpet, Deadline Hollywood reported.

Baron Cohen has a part in the Best Picture-nominated film "Hugo." His plan was to come to the Oscars dressed as The Dictator and then change into a tuxedo and attend the awards show.

He previously was asked to be a presenter at the Oscars, but declined to do so when his request to do it in character as Borat was denied, according to Deadline Hollywood.
"The Dictator" is a spoof about the “heroic story of a Middle Eastern dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy never comes to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” It is set to be released in May.

The Academy Awards ceremony will take place Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

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02/25/2012 - 20:18

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This would have been a much-needed highlight of the night! The Academy certainly went with much higher brow nominees this year which I think will lose them a large portion of their young audience. After doing better at being in touch with the public the past two years, these stiff nominees just fall flat. I usually have something in common with the choice but not this year- if the contenders seem stuffy to you, check out my own Top 10 Movie Picks of 2011 at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-10-movie-picks-of-2011.html where you won’t see a single of the Academy’s nominees for Best Picture but you will get some movie artwork I drew up as well as the reviews!

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