Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Academy Awards 2012

Well we pretty much know how the oscars are going to fall this year and the set up is pedestrian to say the least: Billy Crystal hosting (cue jokes for an audience that died 20 years ago), No best songs performed live (rule out The Muppets) and now – out of stupid concern that Sacha would come dressed as his character from the film THE DICTATOR (pictured) – Mr Cohen has been banned from attending the 2012 Oscars ceremony.

Let’s put aside that Sacha Baron Cohen is one of the leads in the 11 time nominated film HUGO, this step is not only snuffing out a chance at actually livening up proceedings it could also be a “clutching at straws” publicity stunt to get viewers to tune in.