Gil Cates to produce 80th Oscars

Sep 10, 2007 by Ian Evans

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis has announced that Gil Cates will produce the 80th Academy Awards® presentation on Sunday, February 24, 2008. This will be Cates’ 14th time at the wheel of Hollywood’s big night — more times than any other individual.

“I’m thrilled that Gil has signed on to again produce the show,” said Ganis. “He’s so talented…so creative and inventive, and so enormously passionate about the Oscars®. All of that will again translate into a night that people can’t wait to experience.”

Telecasts produced by Cates have garnered 99 Emmy® nominations and 25 Emmy Awards. His most recent Oscars were the 78th Academy Awards, which aired in 2006.

“I love the Oscars and it’s a great treat to be asked back for the 80th presentation,” said Cates. “I can’t wait to work with Sid, Bruce Davis and the entire Oscar team.”

The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. Stick with for all your 80th Academy Awards® coverage.