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Celebrity Photos of the Week: Cleavage and curmudgeons at the Canadian Screen Awards!

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The stars came out for the second annual Canadian Screen Awards, and some were actually Canadian. Here we see Viggo Mortenson (not a Canadian) telling lifetime achievement honoree David Cronenberg for the millionth time that he’s a huge fan of the Montreal Canadiens.

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Poor Viggo was later crestfallen when he remembered he’s actually a fan of the Anaheim Ducks, not Les Habs. Oops!

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But as so often happens in the Canadian film industry, all the confusion was smoothed over with a simple kiss.

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Also in the house to fete Cronenberg was expat actor Jay Baruchel, shown here mentally checking flights back to Los Angeles five minutes after hitting the red carpet.

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The show got off to a shaky start when celebrity bottom-feeders Cheryl Hickey and Dina Pugliese had a rollicking cat fight to decide which one would go to the prom with Ben Mulroney.

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Dragon’s Den producer Tracie Tighe tried to get in on her own show’s entrepreneurial action with her business pitch for a hat shaped like a flying dumbbell.

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But aren’t the Canadian Screen Awards really all about young female stars showing as much cleavage as currently permittable by CRTC regulations? Here’s Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell, who has more than two-million Twitter followers. You figure out why.

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Not to be out-cleavaged, Orphan Black star Evelyne Brochu showed off a startling amount of décolletage.

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As did the willowy homegrown actress Jessica Lowndes, who had photogs snapping madly away on the Screen Awards red carpet (said carpet on loan, bizarrely enough, from the hosts of Steven and Chris).

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And so did Helene Joy, whose low-cut number would have her character on Murdoch Mysteries stuck in a pillory.

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And the winner of the Canadian Cleavage Award: Cara Gee, who thanked the inventor of double-sided tape in her acceptance speech.

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And the male star contingent at the Canadian Screen Awards? In the best Don Cherry tradition, they were uniformly old and cranky and ticked that they had to go to some meaningless award show instead of staying home to watch The Amazing Race. That sound about right, Ron James?

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Dragon’s Den mainstay Jim Treliving was slightly less testy, but only because of all the cleavage on display and the fact he was PVR-ing The Amazing Race.

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George Stroumboulopoulos, meanwhile, was kept busy shooting down the ridiculous rumour that he was going to be the new top dog on Hockey Night in Canada (which was made official the following morning).

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Elsewhere, former Kids in the Hall funnyman Dave Foley was proudly displaying that brand new hip. Hey, he can play Mr. Heavyfoot again!

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While Canadian Screen Award nominee Gerry Dee, who apparently has a comedy show on CBC, swore up and down that next year he would wear the correct pants with his tuxedo jacket (and without the Crocs).

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And while Ron James didn’t seem to realize that he had lost the Canadian Screen Award in his category, on the way out the elfin TV veteran was heard grousing, “Next time that ball comes into my yard I’m keeping it.”

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