We're still not done mocking John Travolta for his epic mangling of Idina Menzel's name during the 2014 Oscars telecast. But it looks like Adele Dazeem already has some competition in this year's Most Cringeworthy Name Pronunciation category: Dick Poop.
That unfortunate blunder came courtesy of none other than Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who was attempting to say "Dick Pope" when announcing the nominees for Best Cinematography. Sadly for Pope, his nomination for British biopic "Mr. Turner" was overshadowed by Isaacs's incorrect -- and frankly, head scratching -- pronunciation of his name.
Perhaps Isaacs was fatigued from already pronouncing the tongue-twisting names of Pope's fellow nominees, including "Ida" cinematographers Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski. But when she got to his name, she very clearly said "Dick Poop," before correcting herself. In the clip below, courtesy of Slate, you can hear the audience titter and Boone try to stop herself from laughing after the unfortunate error.
But Pope has proven to be a good sport about the snafu, telling USA Today that he actually felt more sorry for Isaacs than himself, and revealing a great sense of humor.
"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."
[via: Slate, USA Today]
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