Sacha Baron Cohen took to the Today Show in character as The Dictator's Admiral General Aladeen to protest his ridiculous banning by AMPAS after he requested to show up to the red carpet as the outlandish character from his new film. Check it out below.
It remains to be seen if Cohen will still attend the Oscars, but I think this is a major overreaction on the part of the Academy. A simple "no" would have sufficed.
The Dictator opens May 11.