Last night’s star-studded Hollywood Film Awards was evidently a political one after actor Robert De Niro reminded voters of his position on the election.
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.
Speaking on stage De Niro said:
“The shadow of politics is hanging over us more than anything else and it’s hard to think of anything else. we have the opportunity to prevent Tuesday from turning into a tragedy. So vote for Hillary Clinton.”
In contrast to his speech, host James Corden stated that “tonight is actually rigged,” making a reference to Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric.
Among the A-listers in the audience were Clint Eastwood, Natalie Portman, Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson who also received awards during the ceremony.
With just a day to go before the election, entertainment figures have been making their case on who should be President, turning to social media, and urging people to vote, however, none have been more upfront about the choices than De Niro.
It was only last month that the actor released a strongly worded video that slammed Trump, however, not everyone was convinced of his argument.
In case you didn't know, Robert De Niro wants to punch Donald Trump right in the face. pic.twitter.com/fIBIUpDASa
— Aaron Vallely (@Vallmeister) October 22, 2016
Actor Jon Voight was critical and turned to Twitter to scorn De Niro’s outburst.
I am calling for all Trump supporters to express their outrage and anger against DeNiro and all of the Republican turncoats cont'd
— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) October 8, 2016
With Hollywood leaning towards Clinton, Trump has found less support from the entertainment industry in this election but it’s now up to the American people to make their own decision on who should become President.