Who is Dick Poop? Embarrassing slip of the tongue at Oscar nominations!

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Who is Dick Poop?

An accidental slip of the tongue at today's Academy Award nominations led to a mysterious man called Dick Poop trending on Twitter.


Chris Pine (L) and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs speak onstage during the 87th Oscars nominations announcement held at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 15, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs made the slip of the tongue while reading the nominations alongside Chris Pine.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs had been smoothly reading out the nominations for 'Best Cinematography' when she accidentally referred to nominee Dick Pope as Dick Poop.

She immediately corrected herself amongst a scattering of giggles from the audience but not quick enough!

Sure enough, those naughty people of Twitter soon made Dick Poop a trending topic…

"I don't care what anyone thinks... "Dick Poop" totally deserves the Oscar," wrote one user (@daxholt), while another said: "Seriously, nothing else matters now. Dick Poop has won (@richjamesuk).

Another joked: "Dick Pope is going to be really anal about his name from now on. Dick Poop. #OscarNoms (@bleedingcorpse)."

Oh dear.

Dick POPE is a British cinematographer who has worked on a string of blockbuster movies including The Illusionist, Vera Drake and Me And Orson Welles.

He's been nominated this year for Mr Turner.

Of course, Cheryl isn't the first person to pronounce someone's name wrong (and won't be the last!) Who can forget John Travolta calling poor Idina Menzel 'Adele Dazeem' at last year's Academy Awards?!

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