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Oscars producer defends 'funny' Rock

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The producer of the Academy Awards defended emcee Chris Rock's critical comments about the Oscars and urged everyone to "lighten up." Rock riled some members of the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Academy with disparaging comments about the awards and th

New Oscars format draws protest

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- One of producer Gil Cates' ideas to shake up the Oscars telecast is drawing protest from some filmmakers, the Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

Analysis: Chris Rock causes Oscars talk

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The controversy over the choice of raunchy comedian Chris Rock as host of this year's Oscars telecast may be a tempest in a teapot, but it is helping to draw attention to what was otherwise shaping up as a routine Academy Awards show.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Robin Williams to present at Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams will be a presenter for the 77th Academy Awards, telecast producer Gil Cates announced Friday.

Martin Scorsese will present at Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Director Martin Scorsese will be a presenter at the 77th Academy Awards, telecast producer Gil Cates announced Friday.

Salma Hayek will present at Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Actress Salma Hayek will be a presenter at the 77th Academy Awards, telecast producer Gil Cates announced Thursday.

Orlando Bloom will present at Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Orlando Bloom will be a presenter at the 77th Academy Awards, telecast producer Gil Cates announced Friday.

Renée Zellweger will present at Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Renée Zellweger will be a presenter at the 77th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producer Gil Cates announced Thursday.

Charlize Theron will present at Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Charlize Theron will be a presenter on the upcoming Academy Awards telecast, producer Gil Cates announced Wednesday.

Louis J. Horvitz to direct Oscars telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Louis J. Horvitz will direct the the 77th Annual Academy Awards telecast, show producer Gil Cates announced Tuesday.

Cinematographers honor Gil Cates

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The American Society of Cinematographers has selected filmmaker Gilbert Cates to receive its Board of Governors Award, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

Chris Rock to host Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Chris Rock will be the host of the 77th Academy Awards telecast, producer Gil Cates announced Thursday.

Gil Cates will produce 77th Oscars show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Gil Cates will produce the telecast for the 77th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday.

Analysis: DGA deal to keep Hollywood busy

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The new three-year contract agreement between directors and producers not only reduces the likelihood of an entertainment industry strike in 2005, it also suggests that Hollywood may have found a way to resolve a difficult issue of contention -- how best
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Film academy re-elects Pierson president

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning producer-director-writer Frank Pierson has been re-elected as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Gil Cates (L), producer of the Oscar telecast and his wife Dr. Judith Reichman attend the 60th annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on January 26, 2008.(UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Gilbert “Gil” Cates (born June 6, 1934) is an American film director and television producer. He is probably best known for producing the annual Academy Award shows. In September 2007, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that he would be producing the 80th Academy Awards, his 14th time. The awards took place on Sunday February 24, 2008. Cates directed the feature films I Never Sang for My Father (1970) and Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973).

Cates was born Gilbert Katz in New York City, the son of Nina (née Peltzman) and Nathan Katz, who was a dress manufacturer. He is the uncle of noted actress Phoebe Cates.

King Vidor (1936) · Frank Capra (1939) · George Stevens (1941) · Mark Sandrich (1943) · John Cromwell (1944) · George Marshall (1948) · Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1950) · George Sidney (1951) · Frank Capra (1960) · George Sidney (1961) · Delbert Mann (1967) · Robert Wise (1971) · Robert Aldrich (1975) · George Schaefer (1979) · Jud Taylor (1981) · Gilbert Cates (1983) · Franklin Schaffner (1987) · Gene Reynolds (1993) · Jack Shea (1997) · Martha Coolidge (2002) · Michael Apted (2003)

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