2019 Recipients

Bessette, Louise

Louise Bessette

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

Pianist Louise Bessette is recognized worldwide as an outstanding performer and promoter of 20th- and 21st-century music.

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Feore, Colm

Colm Feore

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

Colm Feore’s extraordinary career as a stage and screen actor has earned him international acclaim. From Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould and The Red Violin to Bon Cop, Bad Cop, his many roles in Canadian films alone have showcased his remarkable depth and versatility.

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Mercer, Rick

Rick Mercer

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

Rick Mercer has channelled his acerbic wit and keen insight into a career as one of Canada’s foremost political and social commentators.

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Pintal, Lorraine

Lorraine Pintal

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

In a career spanning over 45 years in theatre, television, radio and film, Lorraine Pintal has distinguished herself as an exceptional actress, director, cultural animator and arts advocate.

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Staines, Mavis

Mavis Staines

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

Visionary dance educator Mavis Staines has revolutionized the way we teach and understand classical ballet. Her leadership of Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) over the past 30 years has reshaped the landscape of ballet in Canada.

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Spinelli, E. Noël

E. Noël Spinelli

Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts

An energetic and successful business leader, Noël Spinelli is also an exceptional volunteer who has generously supported the performing arts, especially music, for over five decades.

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Oh, Sandra

Sandra Oh

National Arts Centre Award

Sandra Oh is a versatile actor and accomplished producer whose dynamic performances and compelling screen presence have won popular and critical acclaim.

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RECIPIENT DIRECTORY

Canadian artists have received Governor General's Performing Arts Awards since 1992. Artists are recognized from a variety of disciplines for lifetime achievements; having had an extraordinary performance year or for voluntarism in the performing arts. Get to know more about the outstanding recipients of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

Disclaimer: All biographical details correct at the time of the honour.

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Alexander, Andrew Alexander, Andrew (2018)

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Broadcasting Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Bujold, Geneviève Bujold, Geneviève (2018)

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Film Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Herrndorf, Peter A. Herrndorf, Peter A. (2018)

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Special Award Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Hewitt, Angela Hewitt, Angela (2018)

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Classical Music Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Laurin, Ginette Laurin, Ginette (2018)

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Dance Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
McLauchlan, Murray McLauchlan, Murray (2018)

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Popular Music Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Junca Adenot, Florence Junca Adenot, Florence (2018)

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RJH Award
Tegan and Sara Tegan and Sara (2018)

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NAC Award
Beaudin, Jean Beaudin, Jean (2017)

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Film Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Fox, Michael J. Fox, Michael J. (2017)

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Broadcasting Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Haentjens, Brigitte Haentjens, Brigitte (2017)

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Theatre Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Short, Martin Short, Martin (2017)

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Broadcasting Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Sioui Durand, Yves Sioui Durand, Yves (2017)

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Theatre Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Loewen, William H. Loewen, William H. (2017)

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RJH Award
Bublé, Michael Bublé, Michael (2017)

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NAC Award
Aglukark, Susan Aglukark, Susan (2016)

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Popular Music Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Chouinard, Marie Chouinard, Marie (2016)

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Dance Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Heppner, Ben Heppner, Ben (2016)

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Classical Music Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Lantos, Robert Lantos, Robert (2016)

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Film Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
Lebeau, Suzanne Lebeau, Suzanne (2016)

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Theatre Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award
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