Oscar nominations: Reactions, snubs, surprises and poop

Actor Chris Pine (left) and academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs share a moment as they announce the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan 15, 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA
Actor Chris Pine (left) and academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs share a moment as they announce the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan 15, 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA

The Oscar nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced last night with its fair share of surprises and snubs.

Many were shocked that The Lego Movie was left off the Best Animated Feature list and whoops were heard when Laura Dern's name was announced in the Best Supporting Actress category.

But what really started the masses chattering (and giggling) was a name being mispronounced.

While announcing the nominees for Achievement in Cinematography, academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs accidentally referred to cinematographer Dick Pope as "Dick Poop".

Twitter exploded.

#DickPoop trended on the social network as thousands and thousands of users commented and shared the joke.

Laughing it off, the 67-year-old cinematographer for the film Mr. Turner, wasn't worried about the flub.

"You know what, I have been called a lot worse in my time," he told USA Today.

He also confirmed that he knew that he had become a hot topic on Twitter but also explained that he didn't really care.

"I feel sorry for the lady who made the mispronunciation. I have never been on Twitter and I don't know what trending means," he admitted.

"All I know is that I have a lot of emails here saying I am trending on Twitter. They might as well be saying I am landing on the moon, as far as I am concerned."

"I don't think twice about anything like that. I am happy to be nominated. We're all very happy. It's wonderful news."

Sharing his sense of gratitude many other nominees expressed their heartfelt thanks and happiness for their nods.

Mark Ruffalo took to Twitter to thank the academy for his Best Supporting Actor nomination for Foxcatcher, saying he was "honored and humbled."

John Legend and Canadian duo Tegan and Sara also posted thanks for their nominations in the Best Original Song category - Legend for the song Glory from the film Selma, and Tegan and Sara for Everything Is Awesome for The Lego Movie.

But the best tweet of the day must go to Phil Lord, co-director and co-writer of The Lego Movie.

Although the film's signature theme song Everything Is Awesome was nominated, being left off the animated features list has not gone down well with many.

In response to the snub, Phil Lord tweeted, "It's okay. Made my own!", with a picture of the iconic golden statue made of Lego.

melheng@sph.com.sg