- Ryan Reynolds receives the Canadian Governor General’s Award, celebrated with a song written by Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies.
- Ryan Reynolds was honored with a song by Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page after receiving the Canadian 2021 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award.
- Reynolds recently co-starred in the Netflix original film Red Notice with Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot.
Despite receiving mixed reviews, the movie has been a massive hit for the streaming service, quickly becoming one of its most-watched originals. Reynolds is also well-known for his portrayal of the Merc with a Mouth in the Fox X-Men universe films Deadpool and Deadpool 2, which he is set to reprise in the MCU with Deadpool 3.
Reynolds received the National Arts Centre Award, one of seven categories in the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. The awards are given in remembrance of work in the performing arts of exceptional quality and significance.
To be considered, recipients must have made a contribution to the arts in the previous year. Many of the recipients also look for ways to give back to their communities. The award is a significant honor for Canadians involved in the performing arts.
Reynolds has since posted a video of himself accepting the award. He also reacts to a music video created for him in honor of receiving the award in the video. The video’s mainstay is singer Steven Page, former lead singer of the Barenaked Ladies, who created the theme used in The Big Bang Theory.
Reynolds’ reaction to the video is undoubtedly moving, as he is both tearful and grateful. Reynolds has made significant contributions to the performing arts, bringing many eccentric performances in some stellar films. He is also known to be involved in humanitarian efforts for his country.
Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively donated $1 million to food banks in Canada and the United States during the height of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These factors undoubtedly aided him in his victory, but more importantly, he gave so much to his community. The award shows that his contributions to Canada and its people extend beyond the release of films.
Reynolds recently announced that he would be taking a break from acting. However, he recently completed work on the upcoming Apple TV+ film Spirited, a reimagining of A Christmas Carol. Reynolds has had a hectic schedule in recent years, appearing in many blockbuster films such as Free Guy, and has Deadpool 3 on the horizon.
Understandably, he’ll be taking a break after doing so much for his community and the performing arts. Ryan Reynolds can enjoy his break until the next project while also being proud of his award.
Source: Screenrant News