After a showdown between the Motion Picture Academy and actor Sacha Baron Cohen in the days leading up to the Oscars, the Academy’s worst fears came true when Cohen showed up on the Oscars red carpet in character, MTV News reports.
As previously reported, the Academy tried to refuse permission to Cohen to appear in character, fearing he might hijack the event to promote his upcoming movie “The Dictator.” However, an agreement was apparently reached, as Cohen’s Admiral General Aladeen did the red carpet walk — complete with an urn purported to contain the ashes of Kim Jong Il.
Below is a video showing what happened when Ryan Seacrest caught up with Aladeen.
Watching the E! red carpet show live Sunday night, as the evening wore on and Seacrest interviewed other stars, it was clear he was not pleased with being the target of Cohen’s prank.