Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Amy Adams weren’t nominated for an Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday, Jan. 15 — but Dick Poop was. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs incorrectly announced Dick Pope’s name in the Cinematography category for his work in Mr. Turner, which led to a slew of hilarious reactions via Twitter.
But most of all, viewers of this morning’s nomination ceremony found it funny that Dick Pope, seemingly the easiest name to pronounce in the category, was the one Isaacs stumbled on. After all, Pope is also nominated alongside Birdman’s Emmanuel Lubezki, The Grand Budapest Hotel’s Robert Yeoman, Unbroken’s Roger Deakins, and Ida’s Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski.
Nevertheless, Isaacs bounced back and laughed off the incident. Into the Woods’ Chris Pine, who presented with her, kept quiet.
As for Pope himself? He later commented about the humorous situation and his nomination to USA Today. “You know what, I have been called a lot worse in my time. I don’t think twice about anything like that. I am happy to be nominated,” he said. “I have never been on Twitter and I don’t know what trending means. I am completely naive,” he added. “All I know is that I have a lot of e-mails here saying I am trending on Twitter. They might as well be saying I am landing on the moon, as far as I am concerned.”
Read some of the best Twitter reactions below:
I am very excited for Dick Poop’s Oscar Nomination! I hope he wins!!
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 15, 2015
If I’m honest, I’m not really a fan of Dick Poop’s work.
— Colette Lala (@ColetteLala) January 15, 2015
SHE SAID DICK POOP HELP
— khaleesi (@NoelitaN) January 15, 2015
Dick Poop is the new Adele Dazeem.
— Mike McCahill (@mike_mccahill) January 15, 2015
The president of the academy just said dick poop I mean dick pope haha
— Rebecca Romo (@Rebecca_Romo) January 15, 2015
I think we can all agree John Travolta should present the #oscar for Best Cinematography, just so we can hear him say Dick Poop.
— Steven Friedman (@Steven_Friedman) January 15, 2015
What is dick poop?
— Ellie (@JenBeanAniston) January 15, 2015
Please don’t tell me ‘Dick Poop’ is an actual person …
— I study rainbows. (@MissyGraham_) January 15, 2015
Dick Poop In Dog We Trust
— Henrique Marino (@henriquenotuito) January 15, 2015
i think we should get dick poop and adele dazeem to host the oscars next year.
— poppy riggs (@_poppyriggs) January 15, 2015
My two favorite movies of the year lead the way with 9 Oscar nominations each. Also, a guy named Dick Poop was nominated. WHAT A GREAT DAY
— Chris Joseph (@byChrisJoseph) January 15, 2015
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Dick Poop.
— Maxwell Haddad (@cinemaxwell) January 15, 2015
I hope Dick Poop wins just so they screw his name up again.
— Tyler the Rapper (@TylerMRoot) January 15, 2015
Best thing about Dick Poop is all the complicated names she says beforehand with reasonable accuracy…
— Jon Massey (@Tenshi3) January 15, 2015
Dick poop is a serious medical condition, you guys.
— Leroy the BanjoClown (@mikeakaleroy) January 15, 2015
The 87th Annual Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 22, on ABC.
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