Roy Christopher to Design Oscar® Set

Roy Christopher to Design Oscar® Set

Beverly Hills, CA (RUSHPRNEWS) January 9, 2008–– 80th Oscar telecast producer Gil Cates announced today that Roy Christopher will return for his 18th assignment as production designer of the Academy Awards® presentation. Christopher has received a total of 36 Emmy® nominations, 17 of them for his work on Oscar telecasts.

He has won a total of nine Emmys, seven for his work on Oscar sets.
In 2007 Christopher was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from his alma mater, California State University, Fresno. He also won an LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for set design in a large theater for his work on “Can-Can,” a musical that ran at the Pasadena Playhouse this past summer.

Christopher’s past projects include the long-running comedy hits “Frasier” and “Murphy Brown.” He has also designed TV specials for such performers as Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Burnett and Mikhail Baryshnikov. In February 2004 Christopher was honored by his peers with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Guild.
The 80th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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