Awards! Speeches! Donald Trump jabs!
That's basically what went down during Sunday's Hollywood Film Awards.
Since the first show to kick off awards season was just a few days ahead of Super Tuesday, the celeb speeches were mostly filled with political messages — and yes, most were aimed against the GOP nominee.
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Even host James Corden weighed in on the heated political climate, quipping in his monologue:
"This is it. This could be the last awards ceremony before the apocalypse. Come Wednesday morning we could all be watching a real-life version of The Purge… This year they brought back Star Wars with a female lead, they rebooted Ghostbusters with a female lead and I pray to God they reboot the Clinton presidency with a female lead."
Unsurprisingly, support for Hillary Clinton continued to rain down throughout the night.
Robert De Niro thanked the HFA for being honored with this year's comedy award (We hope not for his performance in Dirty Grandpa…), but also urged the crowd to vote for HRC. He said:
"I know we're here to celebrate movies in Hollywood…but it's two days before a frightening election and the shadow of politics is hanging over us whether we like it or not, and it's hard from me to think about anything else. So 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."
Fellow Hollywood icon Leonardo DiCaprio didn't say Clinton by name, but he basically reamed Trump for his position on climate change after receiving the documentary award on his global warming doc Before the Flood, telling the crowd:
"Let's all use our power as citizens to do the right thing. Please vote…Vote for people who believe in the science of climate change."
After receiving the Actress Award, Natalie Portman also chimed in on the election — taking the angle on the treatment of women in this year's presidential race.
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The actress, who plays Jackie Kennedy in the biopic Jackie, said:
"We have obviously heard so many crazy things that have been said about women this year politically and to women and I feel so lucky to be a part of this film that is about a woman who was known maybe first for being a wife—first to Kennedy and then to Onassis—but then really became someone who could be recognized on her own merits just as Jackie."
Of course, not everyone in the room was feeling the Clinton love. Staunch Republican Clint Eastwood was a presenter, along with a few random renegades in the audience.
But at this point, we don't blame them for staying silent and letting the HRC support flow free.
Ch-ch-check out all the big winners of the night (below)!
Hollywood Career Achievement Award – Eddie Murphy
Hollywood Actor Award – Tom Hanks
Hollywood Supporting Actor Award – Hugh Grant
Hollywood Actress Award – Natalie Portman
Hollywood Supporting Actress Award – Nicole Kidman
Hollywood Comedy Award – Robert De Niro
Hollywood Breakout Actress Award – Naomie Harris
New Hollywood Award – Lily Collins
Spotlight Award – Janelle Monáe
Hollywood Ensemble Award – Gold
Hollywood Song Award – Justin Timberlake
Hollywood Documentary Award – Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens
Hollywood Blockbuster Award – The Jungle Book
Hollywood Animation Award – Zootopia
Hollywood Director Award – Mel Gibson
Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award – Tom Ford
Hollywood Producer Award – Marc Platt
Hollywood Screenwriter Award – Kenneth Lonergan
Hollywood Cinematography Award – Linus Sandgren
Hollywood Film Composer Award – Mychael Danna
Hollywood Editor Award – John Gilbert
Hollywood Visual Effects Award – Stephane Ceretti and Richard Bluff
Hollywood Sound Award – Christopher Boyes and Frank Eulner
Hollywood Costume Design Award" – Albert Wolsky
Hollywood Make Up & Hair Styling Award – Shane Thomas, Angela Conte, Bec Taylor and Noriko Waztanabe
Hollywood Production Design Award – Wynn Thomas
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