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Oscars producer Gil Cates dead at 77

Oscars producer Gil Cates dead at 77

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Gil Cates, who produced Hollywood's Academy Awards shows 14 times between 1990 and 2008, has died, film industry officials said Tuesday. He was 77.
Whoopi accepts Oscar producer's apology

Whoopi accepts Oscar producer's apology

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Whoopi Goldberg said she has accepted the explanation that her omission from a montage on Sunday's Oscar show in Los Angeles was an oversight.

Producer: Whoopi omission an oversight

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The producer of Sunday's Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles said Whoopi Goldberg was not intentionally left out of a montage featuring past Oscar hosts.

Regis to host Oscar red carpet special

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. television personality Regis Philbin is set to preside over the official red carpet arrivals show leading up to the 80th Academy Awards presentation.

Adams, Chenoweth to sing at Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Amy Adams has signed on to sing "Happy Working Song" from her blockbuster film "Enchanted" on the upcoming Academy Awards show.

Stars line up for Oscar telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Dozens of cinema's biggest stars plan to attend the upcoming 80th Academy Awards telecast in Hollywood, organizers said Thursday.

Directors Guild, producers reach deal

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America Thursday reached an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after six days of negotiations.

Academy going ahead with Oscar plans

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Despite the cancellation of the Golden Globes gala due to the Writers Guild of America strike, plans are still being made for the Academy Awards ceremony.

Stewart to host 80th Oscar telecast

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- "The Daily Show" star Jon Stewart has been tapped to present the 80th Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, producer Gil Cates announced Wednesday.

DGA names Cates negotiating team lead

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. television director-producer Gil Cates will head the Directors Guild of America committee to negotiate a new film and TV contract with the studios.

Parton and York to sing at Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Academy Award nominees Dolly Parton and Kathleen "Bird" York will perform during ABC's broadcast of the 78th Academy Awards ceremony.

Jon Stewart tapped as Oscars host

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Comedy Central's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning fake news anchor Jon Stewart has been chosen as host of the 78th Annual Academy Awards.

All the 'Annies' will come out tomorrow

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A documentary is in the works that will bring more than 40 actresses who played "Annie" together, it was reported Tuesday.

Analysis: Watershed year for Oscars show?

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Producers of Sunday's Academy Awards telecast expect the show will offer something of a break from the past with risk-taking comedian Chris Rock as host and an array of state-of-the art graphics embedded in the set design, but the main attraction of the O
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Gil Cates
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)

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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