Making for quite the embarrassing mistake, a spoof version of the Kazakhstan anthem from "Borat" was mistakenly played during an awards ceremony and, surprisingly, Sacha Baron Cohen - who starred in the film - had nothing to do with it.
Organizers of Kuwait's 10th Arab Shooting Championship had some explaining to do when the nasty version of the country's anthem was played after Kazakhstan shooting-team member, Maria Dmitrienko, took to the stage to accept her gold medal.
It's the most highly-anticipated event of the awards show season, and the red carpet at the Kodak Theatre will soon be overflowing with the top names in show business.
With the final preparations being tended to, the 84th Annual Academy Awards will kick off on ABC with red carpet coverage beginning at 7 PM ET while the ceremony officially gets underway at 8:25 PM ET on Sunday (February 26).
After appearing on the "Today" show this morning to speak out against his Oscar ban, Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator" character of Admiral General Aladee has gotten his way.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has just made the decision to extend an invite to Cohen which permits him to dress as his "The Dictator" character for the Kodak Tyheatre red carpet festivities on Sunday (February 26).
Continuing his battle with the powers that be at the Academy Awards, Sacha Baron Cohen called the “Today” show in character as “The Dictator” this morning (February 24).
The “Bruno” actor had previously posted a clip on YouTube announcing his plans, and declared first-hand how he felt about being banned from the Oscars on Sunday- "Admiral General Aladeen will deliver a formal response tomorrow morning to being banned from the Oscars by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Zionists."
With the Academy having issued a warning to Paramount Studios in regards to their unwillingness to allow Sacha Baron Cohen to turn the Oscars red carpet into a publicity stunt for his upcoming movie "The Dictator," the comedic actor has just issued a statement on the matter.