It’s Oscar Sunday. Time To Celebrate The 92nd Academy Awards Show

It’s Oscar Sunday. Time To Celebrate The 92nd Academy Awards Show

It’s my favourite time of year – well, except for Christmas. I love me some Christmas. All the magic, all the music, all the festivities and celebration – but I digress. Well, kind of! Because I just described why I love the Oscars.

The Oscars do, however, resurrect some of my best childhood memories of this revered award show. The Academy Awards were a huge deal in our house – all the glitz and glamour and live music were always a joy to see and hear and, as a performer, something to aspire to – key word : excellence.

You don’t receive a nomination for an Academy Award if you haven’t paid your dues. Nor, for the same reason, will you have the opportunity to occupy a seat in the audience. It is truly that simple.

So, this year, as we cheer on our favourites, try to remember that everyone who has been nominated is a winner, as well as their circle of family, friends and fans who have supported them throughout their careers. It takes a village after all.

The Presenters this year include Jane Fonda, Josh Gad, Tom Hanks, Oscar Isaac, Sandra Oh, Natalie Portman, Chris Rock and Taika Waititi. Mahershala Ali, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Zazie Beetz, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, James Corden, Penélope Cruz, Beanie Feldstein, Will Ferrell, Gal Gadot, Zack Gottsagen, Salma Hayek, Mindy Kaling, Diane Keaton, Regina King, Shia LaBeouf, Brie Larson, Spike Lee, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, George MacKay, Rami Malek, Steve Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Keanu Reeves, Ray Romano, Maya Rudolph, Mark Ruffalo, Kelly Marie Tran, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig and Rebel Wilson.

A list of the Nominees can be seen HERE

Finally, I am most certain that there will be moving tributes to those in the industry who have passed, most recently Oscar winners Kobe Bryant and Kirk Douglas. I always look forward to this poignant segment in the show.

The Oscars air live SUNDAY, February 9th 8e|5p on ABC.

Good luck one and all. I am on Team Joaquin. Love this guy. Who are you rooting for? Comment away below!

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

One Response to “It’s Oscar Sunday. Time To Celebrate The 92nd Academy Awards Show”

  1. Because of the coronavirus, The Voice and American Idol are showing what they’ve already filmed, but, the live shows have been postponed.

    America’s Got Talent filmed a bit of the auditions before being postponed as well.

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