Just when you thought Sandra Oh's awards season hot-streak was over, she's getting another honour to add to her SAG Award, Critics' Choice Award and Golden Globe.
Oh and Rick Mercer are among the recipients of this year’s Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, announced Thursday. The award is recognized as the country's highest honour in the arts & entertainment field.
Other recipients in the 2019 class include actor Colm Feore, musician Louise Bessette, ballet director Mavis Staines and actress Lorraine Pintal.
Oh will receive the 2019 National Arts Centre Award, while Mercer will receive the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award for Broadcasting.
In a recorded acceptance video, the Killing Eve star said, “I’m looking forward to coming back to my hometown Ottawa to celebrate in the theatre where I first started my career.”
It seems like Oh has been busy celebrating, if her newly-raspy voice is any indication, and she cheekily addressed it in the video. “This must be what happens when you reach mid-career.”
Rick Mercer shared in the delight, too. “I’m thrilled, I’m honoured, gusting to flummoxed, closing in on speechless,” the comedian said in a video recorded from Edmonton.
The awards will be handed out by Governor General Julie Payette April 26 and 27 in Ottawa.CanadaColm FeoreGG AwardsRick MercerSandra Ohtrending