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Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Deeper_Background, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    SACHA BARON COHEN BANNED FROM OSCARS: EXCLUSIVE
    By NIKKI FINKE | Wednesday February 22, 2012 @ 5:31pm PST
    Tags: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Paramount, Sacha Baron Cohen, The Dictator
    Will Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘The Dictator’ Walk The Oscar Red Carpet?

    UPDATED 5:30 PM WITH MORE DETAILS
    EXCLUSIVE… BREAKING 3PM… The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has pulled actor Sacha Baron Cohen‘s tickets from the 84th Academy Awards. This means he is banned from attending the Oscars even though he is an Academy member and one of the stars from Hugo, Paramount’s 11-nominated movie and Best Picture contender. “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,” Paramount just told me. The reason is that a proposal reached the Academy for Baron Cohen to strut the Red Carpet in full costume as his title character in the upcoming Paramount film The Dictator. UPDATE AT 5:30 PM: Later today, faced with all the bad publicity resulting from its action, the Academy tried to parse what it did when questioned by some media outlets. But the fact is that, this morning, the Academy’s Director Of Membership Kimberly Rouch phoned Paramont’s awards staff to say Baron Cohen’s tickets had been pulled unless he gives the Academy assurances ahead of time promising not to show up on the Red Carpet in costume and not to promote the movie on the Red Carpet. The Academy made it clear that, without those assurances, it would not issue him the tickets. So he’s banned.*
    http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/sacha-baron-cohen-banned-from-oscars-exclusive/
     
  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Re: Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars

    Good. He's better when he isn't attention-whoring, which is 98 percent of the time.
     
  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Re: Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars

    Go higher.
     
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars

    The unintentional comedy factor of that line is off the charts.
     
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Re: Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars

    That whole release read like it was written by Sasha.
     
  6. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    Re: Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars

    All I know is that it's an exclusive.
     
  7. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Re: Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars

    Seconded
     
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Re: Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars

    Bad policy, but a great result.
     
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars

    This will be great for him, and I'm sure he knows it.
     
  10. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Re: Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars

    Now the Academy has made him the story. He'll get 10 times the publicity he would have wearing the garb on the carpet.
     
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars

    How bad are you thinking your movie is going to tank if you need to treat the Oscars like a Halloween party to get attention?
     
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From Oscars

    Billy Crystal bringing a horse on stage to plug City Slickers comes to mind...
     
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