TORONTO — Film star Simu Liu is returning as host of the Juno Awards.
Organizers at the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that the actor/author/social media phenom will take the reins of Canada’s biggest night in music for the second year in a row.
Liu took to the Junos stage as host for the first time earlier this year, performing a rendition of Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated.”
Liu made a name for himself on the CBC-TV show “Kim’s Convenience” before becoming an international movie star playing the titular role in Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
The 52nd Juno Awards are scheduled for March 13 in Edmonton — a Monday instead of the usual Sunday celebration. It’s set to air on CBC properties including CBC-TV and CBC Gem.
Juno organizers said earlier this year that it would hold the ceremony one day later than planned so as not to compete with the Academy Awards.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 30, 2022.