Whoopi Goldberg Accepts Oscar Apology
02/27/2008 AT 11:25 AM EST
"Gil Cates called me yesterday," Goldberg said on the ABC daytime show. "He made an oversight, pure and simple."
On Tuesday, Cates told PEOPLE about the gaffe: "No harm was intended, and I feel very, very badly that she was left out. I'm going to call her and tell her that."
Mission accomplished, Goldberg confirmed, quoting Cates as telling her on the phone, "You know I love you ... It was a mistake, and I'm sorry I didn't catch it."
Added Goldberg: "I know him as a great gentleman," and she said that they have both moved on.
On Monday's View, Goldberg grew emotional when her co-hosts brought up her snub during the "Hot Topics" portion of the program.