Maybe the academy should have kept that ban in place. Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen showed up on the Oscars red carpet in full costume as Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, his character from his upcoming film, The Dictator. The actor was also carrying an urn, which he claimed held the remains of Kim Jong-il. “It gave me the opportunity to bring my dear friend and doubles tennis partner, Kim Jong-il,” he told Ryan Seacrest, before spilling the ashes all over the TV host. “If someone asks what you are wearing, tell them Kim Jong-il,” he added.