OTTAWA – Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds is the recipient of the 2021 National Center for the Arts Award.

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The award, part of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, recognizes work of an exceptional nature and importance in the performing arts by an individual artist and/or company in the previous performance year. Recipients are selected by the National Center for the Arts.

The Vancouver native and Hollywood star tweeted a video of Canadian musician Steven Page singing a song in her honor.

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“Last night, Canada awarded me the Governor General’s Award and this video. I’m not crying. It’s just maple syrup,” Reynolds tweeted.

He thanked Governor General Mary May Simon and the National Arts Center for the honor, saying, “Steven Page is a friend and a legend who ruined this wonderful song on me.” “I’m a wreck.”

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“Ryan Reynolds is one of Canada’s most beloved and widely recognized actors. In his repertoire from TV sitcoms to animated and feature films, he has found himself a versatile and engaging performer with a charismatic and quirky personality. as established,” reads. Statement declaring receipt of award, More recently, he has earned popular and critical acclaim for his portrayal of the title character in the hugely successful action films Deadpool and Deadpool 2.

Several public figures, including Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, congratulated him on social media.

Last year, Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively, donated 1 million dollars For Food Bank Canada and Feeding America. Some of the money went to the Ottawa Food Bank, with a note from Reynolds saying he spent some of his childhood in Vanier.

Earlier this year, he appeared as “Bruce” the infamous fictional intern of Ottawa Public Health, who was famously blamed for a widely viewed tweet congratulating the winner of the Super Bowl. Was seen confusing a post. health unit reacted to the award He is the first member of the public health communications team to win the Governor General’s award called “Bruce.”

“I recommend making a list of people you appreciate, then telling them right away,” Reynolds said in a follow-up tweet.