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In this edition of THG's Academy Awards Fashion Face-Off series, The Dictator, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, takes on Brad Pitt. Didn't see that one coming, we know.

Pitt was nominated for his lead role in Moneyball. Cohen was invited to the show because of his role in Hugo, but his red carpet trip was infamously cut short.

That's because he showed up in character as Admiral General Aladeed, his character from The Dictator, and dumped Kim Jong-Il's ashes on Ryan Seacrest.

Before getting escorted away by security, Aladeed did look quite dashing posing for the cameras with a couple of hot "officials" from the Republic of Wadiya.

Dashing enough to overtake Pitt? You decide in the poll below!

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Can Jean Dujardin make it a clear Oscars sweep over George Clooney?

The Artist star became the first French man to ever win Best Actor at last night's Academy Awards, defeating such major Hollywood names as Clooney and Brad Pitt in the process. But we're giving George a chance at revenge.

While he was attached at the hip to date Stacy Keibler for most of the night, Clooney did get away briefly on the red carpet to pose by himself. Study his dapper look below, compare it to his closest competitors and then vote on the most stylist stud now:

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Two handsome men. One red carpet. Decide now between Oscar nominees Jean Dujardin and George Clooney. View Poll »

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Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz presented a couple Academy Awards last night, laughing and joking and seeming like good friends.

But the time for funny banter is over. These two beauties are enemies for the next few moments.

We've pitted the actresses against each other in a Fashion Face-Off, with Diaz the clear underdog, considering you can pretty much see J. Lo's nipples in her custom Zuhair Murad gown. Then again, that might be a turn off for some. Compare, contrast and decide for yourself now. Who wore her dress better?

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Jennifer Lopez or Cameron Diaz? Which of these beauties stopped the greater amount of traffic on the red carpet of the 2012 Academy Awards? View Poll »

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This Fashion Face-Off is one of epic comedic proportions.

In one corner, 30 Rock star/creator and former SNL shot-caller Tina Fey, wearing Carolina Herrera - the only celebrity to be outfitted by the NYC-based designer.

In the other corner, Bridesmaids and Mike & Molly star Melissa McCarthy, perhaps the only star around who's as funny as Tina, donning a Marina Rinaldi gown.

If you missed them, follow this link for the full list of 2012 Academy Award winners from Sunday night. Then choose the winner of this style showdown below!

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Who looked better at the Oscars, Tina Fey or Melissa McCarthy? Cast your vote in THG's Fashion Face-Off now! View Poll »

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There were no real surprises, and not a single buzz-worthy moment, but Billy Crystal fired off a few funny lines a host of the 2012 Academy Awards.

He joked about Harry Potter's low tax rate. He made fun of the head of the Academy. And, hey, he wasn't James Franco and Anne Hathaway. That's a huge plus.

Billy Crystal Oscar Promo

But we somehow doubt Crystal will be asked to host the ceremony for a 10th time. Did he really stand out? Did he really leave you wanting more? Did anything seem especially fresh or original during the show?

Weigh in now with your thoughts. Grae Billy Crystal as host of these Academy Awards:

 

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By now you probably know the 2012 Academy Award winners.

Now it's time to vote in for main event: The fashion winners!

In the first of many THG Oscar Fashion Face-Offs this morning, The Descendants' Shailene Woodley takes on Gwyneth Paltrow in a battle of glamorous white gowns.

Shailene's looks great, but some feel her dress was age-inappropriate (she's 22). Gwyneth, meanwhile, appeared to be wearing a cape, which she pulled off.

Whose red carpet look do you like best? Cast your vote below!

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Who looked better at the Oscars, Shailene Woodley or Gwyneth Paltrow? Cast your vote in this THG Fashion Face-Off now! View Poll »

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Sacha Baron Cohen just kicked the 2012 Academy Awards in the ash.

Arriving on the red carpet dressed as Admiral Aladeed - his character from The Dictator - the actor chatted up E!'s Ryan Seacrest for a bit before bringing attention to the urn in his hands, which Cohen said contained the ashes of late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il.

“It was his dream to come to the Oscars and to be sprinkled on the red carpet and over Halle Berry’s chest again,” the star said, before "accidentally" spilling the ashes all over the E! News host.

See for yourself and decide: A hilarious gag? Or a lame cry for attention?

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Following a three-hour ceremony that felt about 16 times as long, the following actors, actresses and movies took home Academy Award gold this evening:

Best Cinematography: Hugo
Best Art Direction: Hugo
Best Costume Design: The Artist
Best Makeup: The Iron Lady
Best Foreign Language: A Separation
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer
Best Film Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Sound Editing: Hugo
Best Sound Mixing: Hugo

Oscar Gold

Best Documentary: Undefeated
Best Animated Feature Film: Rango
Best Visual Effects: Hugo
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
Best Original Score: The Artist
Best Original Song: Man or Muppet, The Muppets
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants)
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Best Live Action Short: The Shore
Best Documentary Short Subject: Saving Face
Best Animated Short Film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Best Director: Michel Hazanavious (The Artist)
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin
Best Actress: Meryl Streep
Best Picture: The Artist

NOTE: We blogged the event as it was happening. Read our quick takes below and then chime in with yours:

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In a hilarious minute-long rant, Sacha Baron Cohen went on The Today Show this morning and slammed the Academy Awards for shutting him out... in character.

Cohen, or should we say Admiral General Aladeen, appeared live on NBC's morning show to express outrage over being banned from the Oscars Sunday night.

The despot's message, in summation: Death to America, death to the west, and good luck Billy Crystal. Here's The Dictator himself, General Aladeen, lashing out:

While begrudgingly giving props to the Academy for denying his right to free speech - just like The Dictator himself would do - he's still outraged, dammit!

In addition to threatening the "Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Zionists," SBC takes a shot at actress Hilary Swank, who won't refund his money. Bummer.

Swank presumably became a punchline after she attended a dinner for an alleged war criminal. As for why Cohen is railing against the Academy in the first place?

When the group got wind of the fact that he planned to attend the show in character, they blackballed him. Never smart to mess with a dictator, Oscars.

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Sacha Baron Cohen not been banned from The Academy Awards. Not yet at least.

But the actor is in hot water with the organization because he wants to walk the red carpet dressed as the main character from The Dictator, a Middle Eastern leader named General Aladeen. The Academy is less than enthused over this plan.

“We would hope that every studio knows that this is a bad idea,” a spokesperson told Deadline. “The red carpet is not about stunting.”

Still, Cohen - who stars in Hugo, a Best Picture nominee - is still invited to the ceremony... for now. An insider does conform however, that his tickets will be rescinded if he goes through with the stunt.

What do you think? Should the Oscars remain pure, traditional and promotion-free? Or is still stale, ratings-declining ceremony in need of someone like Cohen to spice the show up?

 

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