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Dustin Hoffman, recipient of the Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award for the film "Quartet," poses backstage at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Oct. 23, 2012 @ 03:09 PM

Hollywood warmed up for its awards season with a love fest that recognized top actors and directors for films that haven't been released yet. Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, director David O. Russell and writer-director Quentin Tarantino were among the honorees Monday at the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards, which bills itself as "the official launch of awards season.

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