Hollywood Film Festival 2011 (PHOTOS)

10/25/2011 06:02 pm ET | Updated Dec 25, 2011

The Biz was abuzz this weekend at the Hollywood Film Gala Awards - which many consider the "unofficial start" of awards season. Hosted by Starz at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, attendees included George Clooney (and his lady, Stacy Keibler), Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway and Amber Heard.

Clooney was honored with the Actor of the Year prize for his work in "Ides of March" and "The Descendants," while Michelle Williams took home the "Hollywood Actress Award" for her role in "My Week With Marilyn".

Browse the Who's Who of the Hollywood Film Gala Awards below:

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