The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs joined Chris Pine to reveal the nominees in some of the 24 different categories. But when it came time to announce veteran cinematographer “Dick Pope,” Isaacs mistakenly said “Dick Poop” instead.
Isaacs immediately corrected herself amid some murmurings from the crowd at the live press conference, which was held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, and #DickPoop quickly became a Worldwide trending topic on Twitter. Pope, not Poop, scored a Cinematography nod for Mr. Turner. The movie also received nominations for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design. Timothy Spall, who starred as the famed artist J. M. W. Turner, was snubbed, despite critical acclaim for his performance.
Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the 2015 nominees list with nine nominations apiece. The Imitation Game is right behind with eight. The winners will be unveiled at the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony on February 22. Check out the video of the “Dick Poop” accident below. How does it compare to John Travolta’s infamous “Adele Dazeem” mess-up at last year’s Oscars?