The Oscars Are Coming!  The Oscars Are Coming!  

89th Annual Academy Awards
So, as you can tell by the headline, I am a tad excited for the  89th Annual Academy Awards, set to air on Sunday, February 26th on ABC at 8:00 PM.  

Here is the scoopy do via Wikipedia:

“The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2016 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 26, 2017. 

During the ceremony, AMPAS will present Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, will be produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and directed by Glenn Weiss.[1][2] Comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony for the first time.

In related events, the Academy held its 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on November 12, 2016.[4] On February 11, 2017, in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California,[5] the Academy Scientific and Technical Awards were presented by hosts John Cho and Leslie Mann.”

Okay, so now that we got that out the way, let’s talks about the Presenters, Performers and Nominees, shall we?

Scheduled to perform are:

Performers at the 89th Annual Academy Awards

That In Memoriam tribute is going to be so sad. We lost Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and Mary Tyler Moore in a matter of weeks, along with so many other revered actors.  Very sad. 

I haven’t seen any of the nominated movies but, with all the hoopla surrounding La La Land, I am going out on a limb and predict a La La sweep.  

And if you are like me and treat the Academy Awards like the artistic version of the Super Bowl, here is a handy guide on how to throw the perfect Oscar Party. Ha!  

The Oscar Party has officially started here in the MCL Community. Come share your thoughts and predictions in the comments section. 

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

7 Responses to “The Oscars Are Coming!  The Oscars Are Coming!  ”

  1. I smiled when I read the title. I wonder how many of your readers are aware of where you ‘borrowed’ the idea from!

    Do you know what Canadian station is covering the Oscars? I have no cable, satellite, no Netflix so would like to catch it live if possible…..

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  2. Haha Peggy. Make them google. The Oscars air on CTV so you should be able to get the program live. 🙂


  3. I’m most looking forward to the nominated song performances–some heavy hitters there!

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  4. Yes my daughter said the same thing. Going to be amazing.

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  5. A co-worker recommended seeing La La Land, so I’ve put that on my Netflix queue.

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  6. Yes, Idol Girl. I will do so as well.


  7. I think the vocal performance of the night was Sara Bareilles–that was lovely and touching on a deep level.


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