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The Dictator on his Oscar Blacklisting

“Death to the West! Death to America! And good luck Billy Crystals. You’re fantastic!”

According to Guardian Film:

Sacha Baron Cohen will hold a press conference as his character from The Dictator in response to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ decision to withdraw his tickets for Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony. The actor, whose plans to appear at the Kodak Theatre as his new comic creation were thwarted by the Academy on Wednesday, announced his latest publicity stunt on The Dictator’s website. He used the voice of his character, Admiral General Aladeen, leader of the fictional middle eastern Republic of Wadiya, to describe the venerable body as “the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Zionists”.

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