It’s started. It hasn’t even been in theaters for a month and David Fincher‘s The Social Network is already receiving awards starting for its amazing performances. The Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards is honoring the cast of The Social Network with the Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award at the Hollywood Awards Gala on October 18, 2010.

The cast of The Social Network is very deserving of this award, from its leading man Jesse Eisenberg to Rooney Mara (who only appeared in the film for about 15-minutes) the whole cast nailed their performances. The festival will be giving individual awards to Eisenberg and Mara, as well the entire ensemble which includes Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones and Douglas Urbanski.

Recently, the Hollywood Film Festival announced that they would also be giving away an award to Sean Penn for his his humanitarian work. The Oscar winner has worked on a number of causes including Haiti and Hurricane Katrina and Hollywood apparently wants to drink to his honor!

Now, the big question is, will Eisenberg get an Oscar nod? Or anyone else from the stellar cast of The Social Network that matter? We can only hope that they won’t just go for someone else because they’ve been around longer.

Though we don’t know what the future will bring, it’s great to see the cast being given accolades so early on.

Do you think they deserve to be winning awards already?