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87th Academy Awards Will Air On Sunday, February 22nd At 8:30 PM On ABC


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Today is Oscar Sunday everyone. Like you didn’t know. Like you have been living under a rock for the past week! Ha!

Watching the telecast of the Academy Awards has been a family tradition from as far back as I can remember. It was a HUGE deal in our house and it still is!

Last year’s show was fantastic, due in part to the shenanigans of host, Ellen DeGeneres. . Remember the Pizza Boy and Selfie moments? Pure Ellen.

And, it seemed to me, that the show was getting back to the traditional “feel” of the Oscars, featuring tons of live performances and surprises. It was a creative bonanza last year and I expect the same this year.

Why? Three words: Neil Patrick Harris. A multi-faceted performer, Neil has hosted the Tony Awards 4 times to much acclaim, for which he won several special class Emmy Awards. And he twice served as a very successful and entertaining host of the Emmy Awards.

Therefore, suffice it to say, this talented artist is very much in demand as a host and can spin an awards show into a multi-genre event. He is an exciting and engaging performer. I am sure we are in for a great night of laughs and surprises with Neil at the helm.

Overt at the 87th Academy Awards Wikipedia Page, there is wealth of information on what to expect at Sunday’s event, including a list of the Presenters, Performers and Nominees.

So, sit back and relax with your bowl of popcorn and let’s go to the movies.

Comments are now open for movie business.

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About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

12 Responses to “87th Academy Awards Will Air On Sunday, February 22nd At 8:30 PM On ABC”

  1. Rosanne-I think the Oscars is the best awards show on TV, period! I love to watch, but it’s hard to get myself to sit down and watch over 3 hours of it. That’s really neat that it’s such a tradition in your house. It’s funny, every year, come Oscar time, I think of you MCL!!

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  2. I love Jennifer Hudson, but I thought the choir was too loud to hear her well tonight.

    And Gaga was spectacular with The Sound of Music medley. Also LOVED John Legend’s performance.

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  3. My goodness, Lady Gaga has had vocal training! I wonder why she’s been pretending otherwise?

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  4. Because her artsy and quirky way sold records. Now she can be true to herself!!

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  5. Yes, I had trouble hearing Jennifer as well, Louise. Nice performance but poor mix.

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  6. I just read an article about the Oscars, and they mentioned the bad sound mix for Jennifer’s song. Really too bad because she can be wonderful!

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  7. whenever i see jennifer at these shows (and there are A LOT), i think about simon cowell telling her she sounds like a cruise ship singer and that she should stick with that. he has apologized but it doesn’t keep me from thinking about it. 🙂

    her popularity and visibility is perhaps greater than any of the other idols i think.

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  8. i had seen that movie that adam levine was in and had really liked that song in the movie. i didn’t even realize it was nominated, that was a big surprise. the sound quality last night wasn’t the best for him either, the instruments were louder than he was.

    i wasn’t impressed with his wife giving the thumbs up, tongue out, twice. the first time, after he sang it was kind of cute, the second time i thought ‘she’s acting like a kid’ (maybe a spoiled kid looking for attention)?

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  9. I missed Adam’s performance, so I can’t comment on the sound or his wife.

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  10. Wow! Lady Gaga!!! I think she was overwhelmed and a little unsure of the audiences response to her! She was truly amazing! But, I think Tony Bennett already knows that, and is why the two are friends! I have become a fan!!!

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  11. I had decided that I was not going to watch – I really wanted to go to bed early. Ha ha ha. 11PM rolled around & I gave in, which was excellent timing because right after I started watching Lady Gaga started singing. In a word…AMAZING!! I have always known that she has a beautiful voice but this was better than I had ever heard her. The only note that was a little less than stellar was the very last note & my singing teacher & I think that it was a bit too high for her (and after all that beautiful singing she may have been a little tired). But I think Julie Andrews (who looked utterly fabulous) was very touched. Thank you, Julie and thank you, Lady Gaga. It was really a treat. Plus Eddie Redmayne won!! If you have not seen his performance in “The Theory of Everything” you must.

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