'Prevent a Comedy From Turning Into a Tragedy.' Hollywood Gives Hillary Clinton a Late Boost

Nov 07, 2016

Not even actors at an awards show can stop thinking about the presidential election—and a few at the Hollywood Film Awards used their time on stage to stump for Hillary Clinton.

Host James Corden set the tone at the ceremony on Sunday night with a joke about hoping for another Clinton installment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "This year they brought back Star Wars with a female lead. They rebooted Ghostbusters with a female cast," he said. "And I pray to God they reboot the Clinton presidency with a female lead."

Robert De Niro was more serious in his plea to the audience.

“Let me just lay it out right here: We have the opportunity to prevent a comedy from turning into a tragedy. Vote for Hillary Tuesday,” De Niro said.

Leonardo DiCaprio, who won a Documentary Award for his and director Fisher Stevens' work on the climate change film Before the Flood, alluded to Donald Trump's comments calling climate change a Chinese hoax, Variety reports.

"Please vote this Tuesday,” he said. "Vote for people who believe in the science of climate change.”

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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