Earlier yesterday The Academy pulled Sacha Baron Cohen’s ticket to the Oscars because he threatened to show up in character as The Dictator…but after some bad press, The Academy reinstated his ticket under one stipulation…he has to show up as himself, not in costume.
How ridiculous is this whole thing? I can’t believe they took his ticket away, what are they trying to do, put him in detention? Every other celebrity gets to walk on the red carpet promoting all their projects, but because Sacha wants to show up in costume (I’m sure riding a camel), they’re going to ban him? The Academy needs to loosen up and stop acting so stuffy! I think Sacha should crash the event and make a scene to show the Academy who wears the pants in the relationship.