“Dictator” Warns The Academy
This is what happens when you ban Sacha Baron Cohen.
The clip shows the actor in character as Admiral General Aladeen – the leader of the fictional Republic of Wadiya and the main character in his upcoming comedy The Dictator…
Paramount, the studio backing Baron Cohen’s film, has accused the organisation of lacking a sense of humour. “Unless they’re assured that nothing entertaining is going to happen on the red carpet, the Academy is not admitting Sacha Baron Cohen to the show,” it told the Deadline blog’s Nikki Finke.