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By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: Updated: The full Telluride program has been posted at the bottom of this story!

It has begun. Now that Venice has opened, and with 98% of Hollywood heading to the mountains for the 38th Telluride Film Festival, the 2011 awards season officially is underway.

Telluride begins screenings on Friday, Sept. 2, and runs through Monday, Sept. 5. After that, the focus shifts to Toronto, which launches Thursday, Sept. 8. It’s about the get extremely busy in our Awards Alley … but we start with Telluride titles.

While screenings are kept under wraps until the fest begins, those arrive at the fest today began tweeting the official selections. What will audience members be seeing?

How about Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” which will screen in conjunction with a George Clooney tribute (though Clooney’s own “Ides of March” isn’t mentioned, unless it is a surprise screening), according to InContention »

- Sean O'Connell

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