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'Grey's Anatomy' Star Sandra Oh to Host 28th Genie Awards

February 26, 2008 08:29:58 GMT

The co-star of Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl in the television's medical drama series has been announced to be the host of the 28th Annual Genie Awards.


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The depicter of Dr. Cristina Yang on successful drama series "Grey's Anatomy" Sandra Oh has been picked by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to be the host of Canadian awards event, the 28th Annual Genie Awards. The 36-year-old Golden Globe-winning Canadian actress has been given the honor because of her accomplishments as an actress in the entertainment industry.

"It is an absolute honour to have Sandra Oh as the host for the Genie Awards," said Sara Morton, the CEO of the 4,000 member Canadian Academy. "Her award-winning accomplishments as an actor in film, TV and theatre, both at home and abroad, are a testament to the kind of talent that Canada has become famous for around the world."

Apart from winning Golden Globe, Oh has received two Genies for her performances in Don McKellar's 1998 "Last Night" and Mina Shum's 1994 "Double Happiness". In 2006, she also nailed SAG Award for her role in "Grey's" in which she starred alongside Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl. In the feature films, the actress has appeared in various films, such as "Sideways", "Under the Tuscan Sun" and "For Your Consideration".

The 28th annual Genie Awards' ceremony is set to be broadcast on E! and IFC at 10 P.M. ET/PT on Monday, March 3. This year's nominees include David Cronenberg's bloody Russian mob thriller "Eastern Promises", which led the nominations with 12 nods, and Sarah Polley's drama "Away From Her".

© AceShowbiz.com




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