Simu Liu, the superstar of Wonder’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Earrings and Kim’s Comfort alum, will host the 2022 Juno Awards, organizers introduced Wednesday.
Liu will go back to his homeland of Toronto for the May 15 display — the Junos’ first in-particular person ceremony because the COVID-19 pandemic compelled the cancellation of the development in 2020, ahead of it moved to a virtual format closing year.
“It’s an absolute honour to be web hosting the 51st annual Juno Awards,” Liu was once quoted as pronouncing in a news unlock. “Canadian entertainment and culture dangle a very necessary position in my center and getting the danger to enjoy the festivities in my homeland makes the experience even more unique to me.”
Liu is contemporary off the good fortune of Shang-Chi, the first film within the most up-to-date phase of Wonder’s superhero film franchise to debut a brand new persona.
The film represented a possibility for Surprise after most of its dependable solid of superstar ability left the series following the discharge of Avengers: Endgame, and the success of the franchise rested in large part at the shoulders of Shang-Chi — and Liu.
The film earned greater than $400 million US all over the world and smashed COVID-stagnant field workplace information. It additionally earned Liu a People’s Selection Award for motion superstar of the yr, a host spot on Saturday Night Time Reside, and cemented him as one among the breakout Canadian stars of 2021.
Simu Liu on being the first Asian Wonder superhero, ending Kim’s Comfort
Andrew Chang talks to Toronto’s Simu Liu about his historic function as Surprise’s first Asian superhero in “Shang-Chi” and his combined feelings about “Kim’s Comfort.” 9:16
To Protect in opposition to the numerous postponements that plagued the Junos over the earlier years, organizers booked the open-air Budweiser Degree at Ontario Position for this 12 months’s televised display.
it’ll broadcast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and CBC Concentrate, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos and CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.
Nominations can be announced on March 1, and tickets cross on sale March 4 at 10 a.m. ET.