Ottawa-born actress Sandra Oh has been named one of the recipients of the 2019 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards.
Oh joins comedian Rick Mercer and actor Colm Feore among others to bag the prestigious honour.
The “Grey’s Anatomy” favourite, who has had quite the year already, will be named as the recipient of the National Arts Centre award at the ceremony on April 27.
Oh said she was “deeply honoured and so excited” to be receiving the award in a video clip.
She added, “I’m sorry about the voice; this must be what happens when you reach mid-career. I’m looking forward to coming back to my hometown Ottawa to celebrate in the theatre where I first started my career.”
Douglas Knight, the chair and chief executive of the foundation that runs the awards, also shared: “Our artists are among our nation’s greatest assets.”
“The laureates we honour with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards are true gems,” he added, according to the Globe and Mail.