Back of Charlize, Sandra, Bradley Kick Off Award Season in Hollywood The red carpet was brimming with beautiful stars in LA last night at the Hollywood Awards Gala, which is referred to as the first stop of award season. Charlize Theron was fresh off her trip to SF and looking hot, while Kate Beckinsale was also sexy in black. Diane Kruger held down the angelic side in white, and newlywed Zooey Deschanel stuck with her standard cute look. Hilary Swank posed after her Amelia had a disappointing opening weekend, though she took home the Best Hollywood Actress statue for her work in the film. Inside the event, Sandra Bullock, Morgan Freeman and Zachary Quinto entertained the crowd from onstage. Julianne Moore had a big night, taking home Best Supporting Actress honors for her work in Tom Ford's directorial debut, A Single Man, and Bradley Cooper won the Hollywood Comedy Award. It was just three short years ago that Lindsay Lohan won the breakout actress award at the show, which finishes up the Hollywood Film Festival — pretty interesting. This year, though, the accolade went to Carey Mulligan for her work in An Education. With the announcement of Ricky Gervais as the host of the Golden Globes, award season is underway and we're starting to get a look at whose names will be gracing the nominees' lists. View 45 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 LOTS more photos of the Hollywood Awards Gala so . View 45 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Photo 11 Photo 12 Photo 13 Photo 14 Photo 15 Photo 16 Photo 17 Photo 18 Photo 19 Photo 20 Photo 21 Photo 22 Photo 23 Photo 24 Photo 25 Photo 26 Photo 27 Photo 28 Photo 29 Photo 30 Photo 31 Photo 32 Photo 33 Photo 34 Photo 35 Photo 36 Photo 37 Photo 38 Photo 39 Photo 40 Photo 41 Photo 42 Photo 43 Photo 44 Photo 45 Images include: Charlize Theron, Hilary Swank, Kate Beckinsale, Julianne Moore, Diane Kruger, Bradley Cooper, Zooey Deschanel, Zachary Quinto, AnnaLynne McCord, Shannon Doherty, Carey Mulligan, Len Wiseman, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Monaghan Image Sources: WireImage and Getty Comments fashionplate525 7 years Charlize and Zooey are my favorite looks of the night-one super sexy and fierce, the other sweet and girly! Love it! jaan_black 7 years ...and Sandra jaan_black 7 years Love Zooey, Hilary and Charlize...Hilary's hair is kinda fug but I love her babaloo 7 years Theron looks incredible, as usual. Julianne Moore looks beautiful in an ugly dress, as usual. Love her though. Kate Beckinsale looks surprisingly crappy. Hate the dress and hair. Sandra Bullock looks amazing. Total embrace of her hotness. Nice work. kaks11 7 years Charlize looks gorgeous (love her shoes), love Zooey - she's always super cute. I am not loving Hilary Swank and the 90210 chick. What is with the slicked back hair?? Ick. ilanac13 7 years there are definitely some 'fashion statements' there - maybe not my favs but oh well. anyway, it's nice to see that things are heating up again for the season and that we'll get to see some great gowns on the red carpet soon! myfairlady93 7 years Zooey, Charlize, and Diane look absolutely beautiful.