Mo's Digital Last Word: HERE’S THE POOP
Had a little time to parse the Oscar nominations.
Off the bat yesterday, at first glance, I that it was a robust, masculine lineup, mostly, of manly movies made by manly men, and that’s the general take. Manly white men, and now the complaint is that the women have been excluded, namely Angelina Jolie for Unbroken, and Selma director Ava DuVernay (both those films, ironically, being about manly men as well).
All the acting nominees are white, for the record – for only the second time in 20 years, and on the subject of actors, several noses are out of joint, most notably David Oyelowo for Selma, Channing Tatum for Foxcatcher, Jake Gyllenhall for Nightcrawler, Ralph Fiennes for Grand Budapest Hotel AND Jennifer Aniston for Cake, a movie for which she campaigned hard.
She even got ugly for the part, which is usually a surefire way for pretty actresses to get taken seriously. But no one saw the movie, and she’s probably at home ugly crying right now.
One of the highlights of yesterday’s press conference was Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ mishandling of nominee Dick Pope’s name. There were a lot of names to pronounce, which almost guaranteed an Adele Dazeem moment.
Sure enough, it came:
Turns out it wasn’t the first time Ms. Isaacs mispronounced a name or two:
Twitter Reaction To Dick Poop's Oscar Nomination
“Dick Poop” was nominated for an Oscar! And the Twitterverse goes wild!
That’s what the Academy president accidentally called Oscar-nominated cinematographer Dick Pope.
Pope had a really good sense of humor about it all saying he’s been called worse.
This lady doing the Oscar nominations just said "dick poop" and I yelled it back at the tv because I'm 12— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) January 15, 2015
Hehehe she said poop! #OscarNoms— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) January 15, 2015
I am very excited for Dick Poop's Oscar Nomination! I hope he wins!!— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 15, 2015
Maybe Dick Poop lives in Argentinia— Jack Mirkinson (@jackmirkinson) January 15, 2015
Did she just seriously mispronounce the cinematographer's name as Dick Poop?— Matt Zoller Seitz (@mattzollerseitz) January 15, 2015
I want more than anything for Dick Poop to be a real movie.— Fun_Beard (@Fun_Beard) January 15, 2015
Yes, you just heard the phrase "Dick Poop" on the Oscar nomination telecast. She meant "Pope." #Oscars— Pat Kiernan (@patkiernan) January 15, 2015
Congrats to Oscar nominee Dick Poop?— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 15, 2015
Still laughing about Dick Poop, sorry everybody.— kateyrich (@kateyrich) January 15, 2015
She pronounced all those others and then said Dick Poop instead of Pope.— Mandi Bierly (@MandiBierly) January 15, 2015
I don't care what anyone thinks... "Dick Poop" totally deserves the Oscar.— Dax Holt (@daxholt) January 15, 2015
Dick Poop thinkpiece.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) January 15, 2015
We can finally stop talking about John Travolta and “Adele Dazeem”.
You *have* to watch this mash-up of mis-pronounced celeb names. Fun!
Your daily dose of Mo with the Last Word – 01/16/15