Niagara Catholic Distinguished Alumni Nominated for Grammy, Oscar

Artist, composer, producer, performer, arranger, conductor are among the many titles Stephan Moccio, a graduate of Saint Paul Catholic High School might use to describe himself on any given day. By the end of this month, he may be able to add “Oscar-winning” to his resume. Moccio, who was one of Niagara Catholic’s first Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, is up for an Academy Award for Earned It,  which he co-wrote with Toronto rapper The Weeknd, for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.

Stephan Moccio

Stephan Moccio. Photo: Sun Media

Earned It is up for Best Original Song at the February 28 Oscars. The song was also nominated for three Grammy Awards (Best Songwriter for Visual Media, Best R& B Song and Best R&B Performance) and The Weeknd brought home the Grammy for the latter award at the Grammy’s February 16.

 

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