03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Oscars Apologize To Whoopi For Leaving Her Out

One day after Whoopi Goldberg got visibly emotional over being excluded from an Oscar montage of greatest moments, the show's producer has apologized:

[It] was "an absolute oversight," the award show's producer tells PEOPLE.

"No harm was intended, and I feel very, very badly that she was left out," Gil Cates said Tuesday. "I'm going to call her and tell her that."

Although described as a montage of hosts, the piece shown at Sunday night's telecast on ABC was actually "supposed to be a montage of 80 exciting moments of the Academy Awards" culled from hundreds of hours of footage, says Cates. "Basically, that was not a montage about hosts."

Watch the disappointment: