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Canadian Press photographer Chris Young reveals the unguarded moments backstage where directors, actors, presenters and winners come together.

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Howie Mandel prepares backstage to begin the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards.

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Dave Chapelle (centre) chats to Arisa Cox (centre right) Kardinal Offishall (right.)

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Academy Chair Marty Katz (centre left) chats with Director Atom Egoyan as they watch the show via a monitor.

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Adrian Holmes walks off stage after winning the award for Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role.

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Tatiana Maslany walks off stage after winning best lead actress in a dramatic role.

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Cast members of 'Letterkenny' embrace backstage after winning best TV comedy series.

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Rick Mercer prepares backstage before presenting an award.

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Dave Chappelle (centre right) shares a joke with Kardinal Offishall (left) Sangita Patel (second left) Adrian Holmes (centre left) and Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly (right.)

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Alexandre Dostie, Hany Ouichou, Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette, winners of the Best Short Drama for Mutants celebrate backstage.

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Jason Priestley and Penny Oleksiak wait in the wings to present an award.

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Christopher Plummer holds his lifetime achievement award.

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Arisa Cox and Catherine O'Hara pose for a photo backstage.

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