Of course, comic actor Sasha Baron Cohen did exactly what he asked not to do, and showed up at the Oscars dressed as his character from THE DICTATOR movie of his. It was an outrageous display of self-promotion on one hand, but also a great moment of comic levity for the big award event. Something tells me that this will be a big story from this year's big show.
In many ways, Cohen's antics remind one of a Howard Stern moment stunt. But, regardless. Score one for free speech!