Academy Awards President botches nominee’s name in most embarrassing fashion
When Academy Awards President Cheryl Boone Issacs was reading off the names for Achievement in Cinematography, she probably didn't think misreading a name would be that big of a deal. Instead, it has become an overnight sensation. Issacs was about read the name of famous cinematographer Dick Pope for his work on the movie "Mr. Turner," when she had a very unfortunate mispronunciation. Instead of saying Dick Pope, Issacs said Dick POOP.
When reached for comment, Pope has a very good sense of humor and told 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." Apparently as soon as Pope heard about the nomination, he heard about the misspeak as well. "You don't need to explain it to me. I have had it explained one hundred times," said Pope. "I feel sorry for the lady who made the mispronunciation."
Listen to Dick Poop being nominated for an Oscar below.