Oprah Winfrey

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There's no real official start date for awards season here in Hollywood, but it definitely feels like it's taken off already.

Not only were the Hollywood Film Awards earlier this week, but AFI Fest 2009 presented by Audi opens tomorrow night with the animated Fantastic Mr. Fox with voices by George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Jason Schwartzman.

Precious producer Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Kate Beckinsale, Tom Ford, Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore, Robert De Niro and Michael Cera are just a few of the bold-faced names who are expected to show throughout the week-long festival.

But you don't have to be a Hollywood insider to see the fest flicks. A limited number of free tickets are available for the public on AFI's website.

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