Sacha Baron Cohen 'spills Kim Jong-il's ashes' at Oscars
27 February 2012 Last updated at 01:35 GMT
Sacha Baron Cohen was escorted off the Oscars red carpet after a publicity stunt for his new film, The Dictator.
The British comedian arrived in character as a middle eastern leader and claimed to be carrying the ashes of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.
He tipped the urn over the red carpet, repeating the stunt again when talking to US presenter Ryan Seacrest, covering his tuxedo in white dust.