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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 07:09:05 GMT | By Sean Plummer
Oscars 2012: Best and worst moments

Funniest red carpet moment



Sacha Baron Cohen spills ash on Ryan Seacrest (© Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
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  • The 84th Academy Awards best and worst moments (© Frazer Harrison, Getty Entertainment Images)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen spills ash on Ryan Seacrest (© Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
  • Billy Crystal hosts the 2012 oscars (© Kevin Winter/Getty Entertainment Images)
  • Billy Crystal hosts the 84th Academy Awards (© Kevin Winter, Getty Entertainment Images)
  • Robert Richardson won the best cinematographer Oscar for Hugo
  • Dante Ferretti wins best art direction Oscar for Hugo (© ROBYN BECK/AFP)
  • Mark Bridges wins best costume design for The Artist (© Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment)
  • Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland from The Iron Lady won the oscar for best makeup (© ROBYN BECK/AFP)
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Controversy inevitably erupted on the Oscar red carpet when Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as his Dictator character General Aladeen, spilled late dictator Kim Jong-Il's "ashes" on TV presenter Ryan Seacrest. Was Seacrest in on the joke? We suspect not, given his body language and barely suppressed anger. The security dragging Cohen away were in no mood for the actor's particular brand of hilarity.

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