Oscar Nomination Day can provoke both outrage and joy. It can also provoke giggles. Case in point: That time Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs revealed that “Dick Poop” was up for Best Cinematography.
Isaacs meant to cite veteran cinematographer Dick Pope, who was recognized for his work on Mr. Turner. She quickly corrected herself, but Twitter, being Twitter, still had some fun with the mistake.
We’re looking forward to Dick Poop teaming up with Adele Dazeem to host next year’s ceremony.
— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) January 15, 2015
‘Ida’ gets a Cinematography nod. Awesome. So does Dick Poop.
— The Film Stage (@TheFilmStage) January 15, 2015
Yes, you just heard the phrase “Dick Poop” on the Oscar nomination telecast. She meant “Pope.” #Oscars
— Pat Kiernan (@patkiernan) January 15, 2015
DICK POOP IS MAKING ME LAUGH SO HARD #OscarNoms
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) January 15, 2015
Even Sony Pictures Classics couldn’t resist the joke:
— Sony Classics (@sonyclassics) January 15, 2015