The big controversy at the 84th Academy Awards was that Sasha Baron Cohen wanted to walk the red carpet in character for his film 'The Dictator'.  The Academy tried to deny him entrance, but as the red carpet ceremony began it seemed that Cohen was granted permission as he emerged from his limousine in full Dictator attire, then something crazy happened.  

As Sasha Baron Cohen interviewed with Ryan Seacrest from E!, he said he had Kim Jong il'ss ashes with him in a urn.  As he was showing Seacrest the contents, suddenly the urn spilled the ashes onto a surprised and annoyed Ryan Seacrest. Immediately after the spill Cohen was whisked away by security!

Seacrest then told Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith that it was only pancake mix.