Awards-season campaigning underway at Hollywood Film Awards

Robert De Niro included a plug for Hillary Clinton as he accepted his award

Numerous night's winners, like Robert De Niro who took to the stage to accept the Hollywood Comedy Award for his role in "The Comedian", used the platform to pledge their support for Hillary Clinton.

Despite accepting the Hollywood Comedy Award, De Niro was deadly serious about where America was going and what he felt people needed to do on Tuesday. We have the opportunity to prevent a comedy from turning into a tragedy.

Though he did not mention Hillary Clinton by name, it's clear who DiCaprio is pulling for.

The host of the awards, James Corden, said to the audience afterward, "Show your hands if you're voting for Donald Trump". Winners such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro used their speeches to urge American voters to vote this Tuesday.

In addition to Sunday night's takedown, De Niro referred to Trump as "totally nuts" during a film festival seminar in August, before slamming him even further in a politically charged video last month.

Actor Jon Voight was critical and turned to Twitter to scorn De Niro's outburst. "Please vote ... vote for people who believe in the science of climate change".

DiCaprio has come under fire by leading anti-fossil fuel groups for leading an unusually carbon-heavy lifestyle, flying to awards and ceremonies on private jets and using diesel-powered yachts to throw lavish parties.

"If you had an emergency situation and needed to go to the hospital, and you had to get there right away, would you want me driving your vehicle?" he asked a Philadelphia Inquirer critic, who replied: "No". "This year they brought back "Star Wars with a female lead".

"I mean he's so blatantly stupid", the actor said.

Hugh Grant accepts his supporting actor award
Hugh Grant accepts his supporting actor award

"I kind of didn't know what the hell I was doing".

Best supporting actor went to Hugh Grant for comedy biopic "Florence Foster Jenkins", while Nicole Kidman was recognized for her support role in "Lion".

Other stars honoured at the star-studded awards on Sunday night included Justin Timberlake, who received the Hollywood Song Award for his track Can't Stop the Feeling from the soundtrack of animated movie Trolls.

Eddie Murphy mugs for photographers after receiving the night's career achievement award.

Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award - Tom Ford?

Even Susan Sarandon, who openly endorsed Green Party candidate Jill Stein over the weekend, kept her introduction of Hollywood Actress Award victor exclusively about its recipient, Natalie Portman.

Hollywood Producer Award - Marc Platt?

Hollywood Cinematography Award - Linus Sandgren?

Visual effects: Stephane Ceretti and Richard Bluff, Doctor Strange.



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