Was 'Dick Poop' the biggest Oscars TV blooper ever?

2015-01-16 09:15

Los Angeles - Dick Pope's name was accidentally pronounced "Dick Poop" during the Oscar nominations announcement on Thursday.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), made the unfortunate error about the Mr. Turner cinematographer as she was reading out the nods for the Best Achievement in Cinematography category during a live broadcast in Beverly Hills, California.

She could be seen slightly chuckling after making the embarrassing mistake but continued reading out the names of the other nominees in the section alongside actor Chris Pine.

Following Cheryl's gaffe, the Twittersphere was sent into a frenzy with several people picking up on the blunder and comparing it to John Travolta's faux pas last year when he mispronounced Idina Menzel's name, calling her Adele Dazeem, while introducing her at the Academy Awards.

Some stars even got in on the act with actress Brooklyn Decker joking:

Dick was recognised for his cinematographer work in Mr Turner, which received four nods but leading star Timothy Spall was snubbed for his titular role as the eccentric painter.

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