Way ahead of schedule, the 2015 Oscar season has officially kicked off.

The biggest announcement of the year in Hollywood is the casting of Fifty Shades of Grey. The lead actors are on the fast track to super stardom and likely Academy Award nominations.

The winners are 33-year-old Charlie Hunnam and 23-year-old Dakota Johnson, who is the young daughter of '80s actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.

Charlie is a recognizable face from Pacific Rim and the cable biker drama Sons of Anarchy.  Author EL James took to Twitter to call Charlie (quote) “gorgeous and talented.” Though, he needs to shave off that scruffy facial hair.

The inside word is that Robert Pattinson was the casting director’s dream actor to play Christian Grey.     Source: The Hollywood Reporter