The Dictator is expected to be
released in May
British comedy actor Sacha Baron
Cohen has not been banned from attending Sunday's Academy Awards, according to
US reports suggested the Borat star had been told not to attend if he went
dressed as a character in his new film.
An Academy spokesman said Cohen was still welcome to attend the event, but it
was not "appropriate" to use the Oscars to plug new film The Dictator.
A Cohen spokesperson was unavailable for comment.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote a story on Tuesday suggesting the star, who has
been invited to the awards as a cast member of Oscar-nominated film Hugo, was
intending to go to the ceremony dressed as the protagonist in forthcoming film
Promotional pictures for the satirical comedy, about an autocrat "who risked
his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the coun
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