Award Season Kicks Off With Hollywood Award Gala

by EMILY HOLLANDER · October 27, 2009

Hilary Swank[Kate Beckinsale.  All photos by ANDREAS BRANCH for PMc]Julianne Moore, Kate BeckingsaleHilary Swank, Charlize Theron and Zooey Deschanel kicked Awards Season into gear at last night's Hollywood Awards Gala. Swank was the big winner of the night, taking home the Best Actress award for her performance in "Amelia".

More photos and story below.... Julianne Moore was honored for her supporting actress role in Tom Ford's "A Single Man," along with Carey Mulligan who earned the Hollywood Breakthrough Actress award for her performance in "An Education," and Christoph Waltz, recognized for his supporting actor role in "Inglorious Basterds," were seen.  Will this be a precursor for the Academy Awards?

AnnaLynn McCordCarey Mulligan AnnaLynn McCord, Carey Mulligan

Charlize TheronBradley Cooper Charlize Theron, Bradley Cooper

Christoph WaltzDiane Kruger Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger

Kate BeckinsaleJulianne Moore Kate Beckinsale                                 Julianne Moore

Kate BeckinsalePaul Schneider Kate Beckinsale, Paul Schneider

Kurt Iswarienko, Shannen Doherty Maria Bello Kurt Iswarienko, Shannen Doherty, Maria Bello

Michelle Monaghan Zachary Quinto Michelle Monaghan, Zachary Quinto

Vlad YudinZooey Deschanel Vlad Yudin, Zooey Deschanel