Oscar Selects a Director

Emmy Award-winning director Louis J. Horvitz will return for his fifth consecutive time as the director of the Oscars telecast this year, Oscars producer Gil Cates said today.

“I’m thrilled and flattered to be back with Gil Cates and the Academy for my fifth tour of duty on the Oscars,” Horvitz said in a statement.

Among many honors in his career, Horvitz recently received his third Emmy Award for his direction of last year’s Oscars telecast.

The 73rd Academy Awards will take place on March 25 at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. The show will be carried live by ABC beginning at 5 p.m. PT.