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Ryan Reynolds, a Canadian actor, has been awarded the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award

Key takeaways:

  • The National Arts Centre Award for 2021 has been awarded to Ryan Reynolds, a Canadian actor.
  • The Vancouver native and Hollywood actor shared a video of Canadian singer Steven Page singing a song in his honour.

Ryan Reynolds, a Canadian actor, has won the National Arts Centre Award for 2021.

The prize, part of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, honors work in the performing arts by an individual artist or organization that was of exceptional quality and relevance in the previous performance year. The National Arts Centre chooses the recipients.

A video of Canadian artist Steven Page singing a song in his honor was posted by the Vancouver native and Hollywood actor.

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“Canada honored me with a Governor General’s Award and this video last night. I’m not in tears. It’s just maple syrup after all, “Reynolds sent out a tweet.

He thanked Governor-General Mary May Simon and the National Arts Centre for the honor, saying, “Steven Page is a friend and a legend for squandering this great music on me.” “I’m a shambles.”

“Ryan Reynolds is one of the most well-known and well-liked actors in Canada. According to the statement announcing his award, he has proved himself as a versatile and entertaining performer with a dynamic and quirky attitude in a repertoire ranging from TV sitcoms to animation and feature films, “according to the statement announcing his award. 

Ryan Reynolds honoured with Canada's Governor General's Award

“Most recently, he has received critical and popular recognition for his depiction of Deadpool in the blockbuster action films Deadpool and Deadpool 2.”

Many public leaders, including Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, praised him on social media.

Reynolds and his wife, Blake Lively, gave a $1 million donation to Food Banks Canada and Feeding America last year. With a statement from Reynolds stating that he spent some of his boyhood in Vanier, some of the cash was donated to the Ottawa Food Bank.

Earlier this year, he played “Bruce,” the infamous fictional intern from Ottawa Public Health who was notably blamed for a widely circulated Twitter in which he pretended to mess up a message applauding the Super Bowl-winning. “Bruce” is the first member of a public health communications team to win a Governor General’s Award.

“I recommend drafting a list of individuals you appreciate and notifying them right away,” Reynolds joked in a follow-up tweet, adding that he’s pleased he wasn’t “dead to experience something like this.”

Source: CTV News

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