Billy Crystal has said that he won't return to hosting the Oscars this year, but one thing is for sure: Gilbert Cates will reprise his role as producer of the awards telecast.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Robert Rehme announced today that Cates will produce the this year's Oscar telecast. This would mark the 10th time that Cates has served in the post, the most ever for anyone in the awards history.
"There won't be much of a learning curve for him," John Pavlik, the Academy's communications director, told Hollywood.com. "[Gil] knows what to do and how to do it. It's just a matter of plugging the right elements in for him."
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards will be held at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on March 25.
GOLDEN GLOBES NEWS: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced today that a total of 179 feature films, 110 television series, 77 miniseries and 41 foreign language films have been qualified for this year's Golden Globe Awards consideration.
Nominees for the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be announced on Dec. 21, and the ceremony will take place on Jan. 21.