Mr. Turner cinematographer Dick Pope spoke with USA Today about Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science President Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ mispronunciation of his name as “Dick Poop” during the reading of the nominations. And apparently, he’s been called worse.
“You know what, I have been called a lot worse in my time,” Pope told USA Today. “I don’t think twice about anything like that. I am happy to be nominated.”
Twitter quickly reacted, poking fun at the misstep. But it doesn’t really matter to Pope, because he doesn’t even really know what happens on Twitter anyway.
“I have never been on Twitter and I don’t know what trending means. I am completely naive,” said Pope. “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.”
Pope told USA TODAY he plans to celebrate his nomination with a screening of his new film, Legend, in London. This is Pope’s second career nomination as he was previously nominated for Best Achievement in Cinematography for The Illusionist in 2006.