Dick Pope has actually spoken out about Dick Poop

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Thursday 15 January 2015 19:50

Never mind The Lego Movie not getting the nomination people thought it warranted, Dick Pope's name being incorrectly pronounced as "Dick Poop" was undoubtedly the story every wanted to talk about after the Oscar nominations ceremony on Thursday.


BBC Newsbeat

He explained that his relatively low profile before Poop-gate had meant he'd been having a fairly quiet time in the build-up to the ceremony.

When you're behind the camera the paparazzi aren't storming you for interviews. We went kind of unrecognised.

We didn't go to any parties, we just had a very mellow evening which was very nice.

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But after being informed by the Newsbeat team that he was trending on Twitter worldwide ("I don't really follow Twitter so I don't know what that means"), he's now hoping to cash in on his new found fame.

What did they say? Dick Poop. Well, I'm going to change my name to Dick Poop.

I'm going to change my name to it and I think they'll be so embarrassed at the Academy, they'll give me the Oscar anyway. That would be great.

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What a time to be alive.

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