Hollywood's award season is officially underway!

The Golden Globes are a benchmark for the entertainment industry, marking the the beginning of the year's glitz and glamour. Several of the Globe winners and nominees will soon be making their way to Santa Barbara for the 29th Annual International Film Festival.

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Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jared Leto all won Golden Globes Sunday. Those three will be some of the headliners for the Santa Barbara festival. 

"It helps the profile of the film festival and ticket sales and more buzz about Santa Barbara," said the festival's executive director, Roger Durling.

The buzz around those coming to Santa Barbara is expect to reach a fever pitch later this week when Academy Award nominations are announced.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival runs from Jan. 30 through Feb 9.