The Oscars Sacha Baron Cohen needles the Academy Add to ... Reuters Published Friday, Feb. 24 2012, 1:49 PM EST Last updated Friday, Feb. 24 2012, 2:12 PM EST The actor wants to attend the Oscar ceremony in character from his comedy 'The Dictator,' but the Academy is frowning on the idea. Watch More Video: Drawing With: Frank Viva on the origins of his book of oronyms New Movies: George Clooney stars in futuristic 'Tomorrowland' Rolling Stones satisfy fans with surprise Hollywood show Ella Eyre performs intimate gig at Cannes Film Festival Watch highlights from Letterman's final Late Show Michael Caine brings laughter and memories on return to Cannes 'Sicario' stars stunned by standing ovation at Cannes premiere Ex-SNLer Darrell Hammond takes role as KFC's Colonel Sanders Just do it! Michelle Obama packs punch in new workout video Critics condemn 'gratuitous' rape scene in Game of Thrones Natalie Portman dishes details on her directorial debut Watch Emma Stone's remarkable Elephant Man impression Our theatre critic shares his four picks for this year's Stratford Festival Pixar makes sensational return at Cannes David Letterman prepares to leave his 'Late Show' desk after 33 years Eric Clapton on B.B. King: 'He was a beacon for all of us' TMI? Pink admits she over-shares with her fans Why Megan Boone says the finale of 'The Blacklist' is a game-changer Cannes jury in high spirits How Cuba Gooding Jr. slipped into the role of O.J. Simpson Comments AA More Related to this Story Baron Cohen's General Aladeen takes comic aim at the Academy Video: What will Sacha Baron Cohen wear to the Oscars?