Ryan Reynolds, Catherine O'Hara and Tantoo Cardinal Receive Governor General's Arts Awards
Published Feb 27, 2020The recipients of this year's Governor General's Performing Arts Awards have been revealed, and Ryan Reynolds, Catherine O'Hara and Tantoo Cardinal are among the Canadian talent being honoured.
Reynolds will receive the National Arts Centre Award, which is awarded based on the performer's work in the past year. In 2019, Reynolds appeared in Detective Pikachu, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and Netflix's 6 Underground. A third instalment of his hit superhero franchise Deadpool is also in the works.
O'Hara, meanwhile, will receive the GGPAA for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Her career spans decades, from SCTV to Home Alone to Schitt's Creek.
Cardinal will also receive a lifetime achievement award, for her work on films like Dances with Wolves and TV shows like Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, North of 60 and Stumptown.
Other recipients include composer Alexina Louie, Innu singer-songwriter Florent Vollant and choreographer Zab Maboungou.
You can see the full list of 2020 recipients, as well as watch announcement videos by Reynolds, O'Hara and Cardinal below.
The awards were created in 1992 to honour Canadian achievements in arts and culture. Nominations are submitted by the public.
This year's awards will be handed out during a gala at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on April 25.