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?