With all eyes on the red carpet at the 2012 Oscars last night, Sacha Baron Cohen took every opportunity to plug his upcoming film The Dictator.

With lots of umming and arring as to whether Cohen would turn up after initially being banned from the event by the big bad Oscar bosses, he worked the red carpet dressed as General Aladeen.

He kicked off the night by tipping an urn containing ‘the ashes of Kim Jong II’ over E! presenter Ryan Seacrest and his sure-to-be-super-expensive suit. Let’s just say, he did not look happy.

Surrounded by his ‘military assistants’ Cohen; oh sorry, 'General Aladeen' was asked who he was wearing for the hottest event in Hollywood’s calendar. He replied with, “I'm wearing John Galliano, but the socks are from K-Mart! As Saddam Hussein once said to me, socks are socks, don't waste money” going on to say, “I love it here because it gave me an opportunity to bring my dear friend and tennis partner, Kim Jong-il.!”

30 Rock star Tina Fey was photographed in front of the ‘ashes’, shortly before the Oscar team pulled out the vacuum.

Oh, and before we forget, here's the complete list of winners from last night's awards...

Best Picture: The Artist

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help

Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Cinematography: Hugo

Art Direction: Hugo

Costume Design: The Artist

Makeup: The Iron Lady

Foreign Language Film: A Separation, Iran.

Film Editing: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Sound Editing: Hugo

Sound Mixing: Hugo

Documentary Feature: Undefeated

Animated Feature Film: Rango

Visual Effects: Hugo

Original Score: The Artist

Original Song: Man or Muppet from The Muppets

Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants

Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Live Action Short Film: The Shore

Documentary (short subject): Saving Face

Animated Short Film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

We’ve put together a few snaps from last night’s red carpet highlight. Take a little look below…

Sacha Baron Cohen as The Dictator on the Oscars red carpet

Sacha Baron Cohen as The Dictator on the Oscars red carpet

Lester Cohen

The Dictator with Kim Jong Il's supposed ashes

  • Lester Cohen

    The Dictator with Kim Jong Il's supposed ashes

  • Michael Buckner

    Quick! Get the Dyson...

  • Michael Buckner

    The Dictator spreads the ashes of the late Kim Jong Il

  • Kevork Djansezian

    The Dictator is flanked by his hot aides

  • Frazer Harrison

    The Dictator on the Oscars


    Tina Fey pays her respects...

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