October 6, 2022
Actor Simu Liu on the pink carpet for the premiere of Shang-Chi and the Legend

Actor Simu Liu on the pink carpet for the premiere of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, in London, on Aug 26, 2021.Joel C Ryan/The Related Press

Actor Simu Liu goes from Marvel superhero to grasp of ceremonies on the 51st annual Juno Awards.

The Toronto-raised star of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will take the reins as host of this yr’s televised celebration of Canadian music Could 15.

It’s one other high-profile internet hosting gig for the “Kim’s Comfort” alum who presided over an episode of “Saturday Night time Stay” for the primary time final November.

The Junos will probably be historic in their very own method because it’s the primary time the awards present will probably be held outside.

Organizers have booked the open-air Budweiser Stage in Toronto to mitigate among the uncertainty across the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the previous two years, the Junos have seen their occasions repeatedly postponed and rejigged as native well being restrictions prevented massive gatherings.

Budweiser Stage, situated on the grounds of Ontario Place, is a seasonal, coated outside venue that may maintain as much as 16,000 concertgoers.

The Juno Awards will announce this yr’s nominees on March 1, and organizers say tickets for the in-person present go on sale March 4.

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