The last 12 months have been a crazy ride for Simu Liu. The Kim’s Convenience star made his MCU debut last summer in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the second-biggest movie of the year in the U.S., transforming him into a household name. He’s since followed that up with a hosting gig on Saturday Night Live in November, and he’s about to extend his hosting skills by helming the 2022 Juno Awards, the annual ceremony celebrating Canadian music.

Liu will be the one to host the next Juno Awards night when it occurs in May, making him the first actor to have the honor since Star Trek legend William Shatner in 2012. This year will also be the first in-person version of the event since 2019, with the last two happening remotely due to COVID-19. The 32-year-old star — who was born in China before his family moved to Canada when he was five — expressed how much getting this gig means to him in a statement:


By: Christian Bone
Title: Simu Liu to host 2022 Juno Awards celebrating Canadian music
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Published Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2022 20:23:36 +0000

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