It’s not completely true that Sacha Baron Cohen has been banned from the Oscars. He is still invited depending on how he decides to show up. On Wednesday evening, February 22, reports surfaced that Cohen planned to show up to the red carpet dressed in full character from his upcoming envelope-pushing comedy, The Dictator.
An Academy Award rep told the New York Post, “He’s still invited. We would love for him to come. We have expressed that we don’t feel it’s appropriate to use our Oscar red carpet as a venue for a movie promotional stunt.”
Cohen’s film, The Dictator, is set to be release in theaters on May 11. If Cohen actually planned to arrived as his character Gen Aladeen it wouldn’t be the first time he’s attended an event as one of his many alter egos. In 2009 he made the scene as flamboyant Bruno, where he was lowered onto Eminem’s face.
Sacha is part of the Paramount film Hugo, which is up for eleven Oscars including best picture.
I would actually love to see Cohen arrive as another of his aliases. He’s always funny and entertaining. I’m sure many individuals attend these award shows in an attempt to promote whatever it is they have coming up next. I can’t wait to see what happens.Bruno, Eminem, Hugo, Sacha Baron Cohen, The Dictator