Tag Archives: Gil Cates

Oscars: Billy Crystal Was Far From His Best

By Michael Russnow HollywoodNews.com: The Academy Awards was a lot better than last year’s offering and generally moved along pretty well. However, Billy Crystal’s performance was mixed. Sometimes he was spot on and in other instances resorted to forced humor that missed its mark. After Morgan Freeman’s opening we saw Billy in[...]

Gil Cates, longtime Oscar producer, dies at 77

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It is with great sadness that we report that longtime Oscar producer Gil Cates has died at the age of 77. Cates produced the annual awards telecast 14 times, his most recent turn coming in 2008. Cates also served on the directors branch of the Academy’s board of[...]

Kathryn Bigelow Wins DGA Feature Film Award

The winners of the 2009 Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards and the recipients of the Guild’s 2010 Career Achievement Awards were announced Saturday during the 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Kathryn Bigelow won the DGA’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement[...]