With only hours to go until election day in the United States, many stars are urging their fellow actors and actresses to head out and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
The heated election was the topic of conversation during Sunday night’s Hollywood Film Awards, with many, including host James Corden, poking fun at the campaigning that is due to come to an end on Tuesday night.
“This is my second year hosting the show, and I still have no idea what it is. Literally, none of this is real. It’s the awards-show equivalent of a Donald Trump campaign promise,” Corden joked as he opened the untelevised ceremony. “This year they brought back ‘Star Wars’ with a female lead. They rebooted ‘Ghostbusters’ with a female cast. And I pray to God they reboot the Clinton presidency with a female lead.”
Many of the 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. “We are two days from a frightening election,” said De Niro. “The shadow of politics is hanging over us whether we like it or not. It’s hard for me to think about anything else. Let me just lay it out right here: We have the opportunity to keep a comedy from turning into a tragedy. Vote for Hillary, Tuesday.”
Leonardo DiCaprio, meanwhile, made his allegiances loud and clear during his acceptance speech for the Hollywood Documentary Award. “If you don’t believe in climate change, you might as well not believe in gravity. There is no more time for arguing or fighting the facts or spreading campaigns with misinformation,” he told the star-studded crowd, while taking aim at Donald Trump who has previously slammed climate change supporters. “Let’s all use our power as citizens to do the right thing. Please vote this Tuesday, Nov. 8.”