Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. TV

Sacha Baron Cohen: Not banned from Academy Awards show this Sunday?

See also

Denied or not? The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences took back comedic provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen's tickets to attend the 84th Academy Awards presentation. Why? They simply don't trust him. But negative reaction to the decision may actually work in his favor after all. And, Cohen himself is raising the stakes higher by allowing is alter ego to speak out against the "Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Zionists" this week.

Water cooler talk all over Hollywood has been taken over by news that Sacha Baron Cohen has been asked NOT to show up to this Sunday's Oscars show. The decision comes in spite of the fact Cohen is part of the ensemble of Hugo, which has been nominated for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture.

Deadline.com broke the story earlier this week as an exclusive, citing a source that revealed it was the possibility of pre-show shenanigans involving the Borat and Bruno star that raised concerns:

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.

While Cohen has not confirmed or denied any plot to invade the red carpet dressed as Supreme Leader Shabazz Aladeen, his latest film alter ego from The Dictator. It appears the Academy simply did not want to take any chances in courting controversy on the big night.

Oh, the irony!

**UPDATE: As media reaction was largely negative, Deadline.com is now reporting AMPAS is giving serious thought to allowing Cohen to participate in this Sunday's Oscars after all. The popular website offered this quote from an insider source on this still-evolving story:

There’s a debate inside the Academy of how to respond. Certainly the perception is that they lack a sense of humor which got a strong reaction. They are debating what to do. But so far they have not changed their official position.

***UPDATE: His Wadiyan Excellency's team offered this salvo via The Dictator website:

Admiral General Aladeen will deliver a formal response tomorrow morning to being banned from The Oscars by the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Zionists.

Is Hollywood being played in Cohen's inimitable style? Stay tuned.

Read Jorge Carreon's Personalities page for exclusive celebrity profiles.

Follow his Twitter updates as MediaJor.

Watch The MediaJor Channel on YouTube.

Comments

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • NHL ice girls
    They may be smoking hot, but these NHL ice girls serve a purpose
    Camera
    Sports Chicks
  • Miley Cyrus
    Find out why Miley Cyrus was forced to cancel a Kansas City concert
    Video
    Music News
  • Amaris Jackson
    The Washington Wizards sign a 10-year-old with cancer to contract
    NBA Buzz
  • Emily Kinney
    'Walking Dead' fans are buzzing about the show as Emily Kinney was spotted with writers
    TV Buzz
  • Barry Trotz
    The Nashville Predators part ways with the only coach they've ever had
    NHL Buzz
  • AC/DC
    AC/DC may announce their retirement following a serious health issue
    Video
    Music Buzz

Related Videos:

  • Les Miserables
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xk5UStefYmE?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • The Dictator
    <iframe width="600" height="337" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/c-2ZvIMKJHA?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • The Dictator
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3C3KzALgzIc?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!