Actor, entrepreneur and Canadian Ryan Reynolds humbly thanked musician Steven Page and Canada’s Governor General Mary Simon after receiving a prestigious Governor General’s Award.
The “Free Guy” star took to Twitter Saturday to gush about the honor and to offer a few jokes on the side.
“Last night, Canada honoured me with a Governor General’s Award and this video,” Reynolds began. “I’m not crying. It’s just maple syrup.”
Reynolds was nominated for the National Arts Centre Award recognizing performing artists in 2020, but the ceremony was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Page performed a recorded tribute to the Vancouver-born actor Friday night, spotlighting his accomplishments, career and charitable work.
“@stevenpage is a friend and legend for wasting this amazing song on me,” Reynolds added on Twitter. “Thank you to Her Excellency, @GGCanada, Mary Simon. #[email protected] I’m a wreck.”