From spreading the fake ashes of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on Ryan Seacrest to wishing 'Death to the West', Sacha Baron Cohen ruffled more than a few feathers at the 84th Academy Awards by arriving dressed as his character from "The Dictator". Here is an in depth coverage of the debut of Cohen's latest creation at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Sacha Baron Cohen attends Oscars as character from new movie
Sacha Baron Cohen has been allowed to attend Sunday's 84th Annual Academy Awards, dressed as General Alladeen from his new movie 'The Dictator'.
An Academy rep initially said it didn't feel "appropriate" for Cohen, 40, to arrive in costume but they changed their minds Friday afternoon, according to Deadline.
The rep reportedly asked Cohen's PR team "Does Sacha need a changing room?"
Cohen, who has two young daughters with actress wife Isla Fisher, was elated that the Academy changed its tune.
"Victory is ours! Today the mighty nation of Wadiya triumphed over the Zionist snakes of Hollywood. Evil and all those who made Satan their protector were vanquished and driven into the Pacific Sea," the Us Magazine quoted him as tweeting.
"What I am trying to say here is that the Academy have surrendered and sent over two tickets and a parking pass! Today Oscar, tomorrow Obama!" he said.
Cohen has famously crashed events in character as Borat, Bruno and Ali G.
"He loved doing bits on other award shows," a source said, adding that "his Oscars appearance will be "a welcome addition to his collection of pranks."
Sacha Baron Cohen pours ashes on Ryan Seacrest at Oscars
Sacha Baron Cohen, who arrived in character from his upcoming movie 'The Dictator' at the 84th Academy Awards, spilled his 'mate' Kim Jong-il's fake ashes over Ryan Seacrest.
As a part of a massive publicity stunt, Cohen came decked up as General Aladeen - his character in the forthcoming flick- and paraded around with two stunning lady soldiers and some sort of urn.
But it soon became clear exactly what was in the urn as 'The Dictator' started doing interviews on the red carpet - General Aladeen's best mate Kim Jong-il's (fake) ashes, the Mirror reported.
"It gave me the opportunity to bring my dear friend and double tennis partner Kim Jong Il," he told E! host Ryan Seacrest.
At this point, Sacha decided to step up his strange promotional drive - dumping the entire contents of the urn over a very shocked Ryan.
"If someone asks what you are wearing, tell them Kim Jong Il!" he shouted.
Following the incidence, Sacha was soon grabbed by security guards, with one trying to get him in a headlock as the crowd gasped.
'The Dictator's army associates proved useless, staring at their leader while he struggled to get away from their clutches as Seacrest made a joke about being covered in white stuff.
And as 'The Dictator' slipped away, vacuum cleaners surfaced from nowhere and swept Kim Jong-il's remains into a close by bin.
Sacha has been fighting with organisers of the 84 Academy Awards all week after they banned him from attending the event in character because for some reason they thought that he would cause trouble.
However, the British actor publicly attacked the awards for being too strict and was eventually allowed to attend the ceremony as General Aladeen.