The moment Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs walked out onto the stage to announce the Oscar nominations - things began to go downhill. Isaacs frequently struggled with pronunciation - both with exotic names like Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and regular sounding names like Dick Pope.

Mr TurnerDick Pope is Oscar nominated for his turn in Mr Turner

Now, Pope is a veteran cinematographer from Kent, England, and has worked on the likes of The Illusionist, Happy-Go-Lucky and Vera Drake - striking up a close connection with Mike Leigh, whose latest movie Mr Turner was nominated in this morning's announcement.

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This was Pope's first Oscar nomination - though his moment of glory was scuppered when Isaacs pronounced his name as "Dick Poop". 

The name began trending on Twitter almost immediately.

"Seriously, nothing else matters now. Dick Poop has won. #Oscars2015 #OscarNoms," said one user.

"Pretty satisfied that "Dick Poop" is trending. Matches my post-nomination mood," said another.

Mr TurnerTimothy Spall stars in Mr Turner

Meanwhile, reporters looking for information on the nominations immediately following the announcement were all out of luck. The Academy issued a press release with all the nominees but the link took users to a site that read: "This section of is currently undergoing scheduled maintenance.? Please check back with us at a later time."

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In short: the Oscar nominations ceremony was a disaster.

Eight movies were nominated for Best Picture: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash.

Michael Keaton will face Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper, Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch for Best Actor, while Julianne Moore goes up against Marion Cotillard, Felicity Jones, Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep for Best Actress.

Major snubs came in the form of The Lego Movie's omission for Best Animated Feature, while Jake Gyllenhaal was ignored for Best Actor and Jennifer Aniston missed out on a nomination for Best Actress.

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