No harm was intended, and I feel very, very badly that she was left outProducer: Whoopi omission an oversight Feb 26, 2008
New media can be a gray area and a formative area for decadesDGA names Cates negotiating team lead Feb 09, 2007
At some point you've got to lighten up and take the fact that what he's saying is for the purpose of making us laughOscars producer defends 'funny' Rock Feb 16, 2005
Chris's comments over the past few weeks are meant to be humorous digs at the show that some people, obviously including Chris himself, think may be a bit too stuffyAnalysis: Chris Rock causes Oscars talk Feb 15, 2005
In times of grim political history it may seem frivolous to some to focus, even for an evening, on an element of our cultural historyAnalysis: War is 75th Oscars' backdrop Mar 24, 2003
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.
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