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The Hollywood award season has started with the Film Gala Awards

23 October 2012 Last updated at 12:42 BST

Hollywood actors attended the film gala awards on Monday night. Dustin Hoffman, Richard Gere and Marion Cotillard were just some of the stars on the red carpet.

The Hollywood film Awards Gala has been running for 16 years and honours actors and directors in the industry.

Ben Affleck's "Argo" won the Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award and Dustin Hoffman scooped the breakthrough director award with his upcoming film Quartet.

Susan Sarandon praised her co star Richard Gere in the film Arbitrage as he received the career achievement award.

Actor Bradley Cooper started by talking about working with Robert De Niro.