Hmm. We may have nodded off there. But we perked up at seeing online that the Academy relented on its threat to ban Sacha Baron Cohen if he showed up in character as a Middle Eastern tyrant — the main character in his next movie, “The Dictator.” Baron Cohen showed up on the red carpet Qaddafi-style, in a military uniform and accompanied by two female bodyguards. His greeting to Ryan Seacrest? “Hello. Death to the West.”

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