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Star-studded turnout at Hollywood Film Awards

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Some of Hollywood's biggest stars gathered under one roof for the annual Hollywood Film Awards. This is the first televised award show in the event's 18 year's history. A-listers including Angelina Jolie, Benedict Cumberbatch, Johnny Depp, and more were in attendance.

Star-studded turnout for the first televised Hollywood Film Awards 

The biggest stars of the screen gathered for a casual and early start to the traditional movie awards season that kicks off in January.

The first award of the evening went to veteran actor Robert Duvall, who picked up a supporting actor award for his role in "The Judge."

British star Keira Knightley won the supporting actress award for her role alongside Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game," in which she stars as cryptologist Joan Clark, who helped crack Germany's Enigma Code during World War II. Cumberbatch also won the lead actor award for his role as Alan Turing.

"This extraordinary man, Alan Turing, he was and is a hero of all time, I think, a man who is a gay icon, who didn't deny his nature, his being," Cumberbatch said. "A man who is a war hero, his work in the second world war to break the enigma code brought about a two-year cessation to the violence, which many estimate saved 40 million lives."

Star-studded turnout for the first televised Hollywood Film Awards 

Shailene Woodley, from "Divergent" and "The Fault in Our Stars," picked up the award for breakthrough female star, with British actor Eddie Redmayne picking up the award for male star, for playing famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything."

The top honor of the evening went to the David Fincher-directed mystery suspense film "Gone Girl." The film's star, Ben Affleck ribbed Fincher, known for his notoriously tedious directing style.

"There are a lot of people to thank, but first, I want to take this opportunity to thank David for the way he treated me," Affleck said. "David would not do this for sure, but I want to thank the studio. By the way, David couldn't be here tonight because he's still shooting the movie. He's on a soundstage in Temecula doing inserts. One or two more takes and we're going to have it."

The lead actress prize went to Julianne Moore, the star of Alzheimer's disease drama "Still Alice," and Michael Keaton, star of "Birdman," won an award honoring his career.

Although the Hollywood Film Awards are well attended by celebrities, they are not a strong indicator of prizes to come in the lead up to the Academy Awards, which traditionally begins in January with the Golden Globe Awards ceremony.


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