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De Niro slams Trump again at awards event

AAP logoAAP 7/11/2016

Robert De Niro says a Donald Trump victory in the US presidential election would be a "tragedy", as the actor was honoured at the Hollywood Film Awards.

The Oscar-winning star urged Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton as he compared Trump to the "totally insane" General Jack D Ripper from Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove.

"It's two days until a frightening election. The shadow of politics is hanging over us whether we like it or not," he said on Sunday.

"It's hard for me to think about anything else so let me lay it out right here. We have the opportunity to prevent a comedy from turning into a tragedy. Vote for Hillary Tuesday."

The Raging Bull actor, 76, has previously voiced opposition to Trump, saying he wanted to punch the Republican candidate in the face in a video campaign last month.

De Niro picked up the Hollywood Comedy Award for his portrayal of an ageing comic in the film The Comedian.

A host of A-list names were recognised at the awards ceremony in Beverly Hills including Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Nicole Kidman won the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award for her role as an adoptive mother in Lion, while Gibson received the Hollywood Director Award for his Second World War drama Hacksaw Ridge.

Hugh Grant received the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award for his role in Florence Foster Jenkins, in which he starred opposite Meryl Streep.

The 56-year-old British star was presented with his award by Andie MacDowell, his co-star in the 1994 film Four Weddings And A Funeral.

Addressing MacDowell on stage, Grant said: "I'm just depressed at how much better preserved you are than I am after 22 years. Do you use any special creams or anything like that?

"It's amazing. You're still a southern peach and I am, according to Twitter, a scrotum.

"I almost never get a prize and I'm so pleased with this one. It will not be in my loo or used as a doorstep."

Eddie Murphy received the Hollywood Career Achievement Award in recognition of his film career, which has included starring roles in Beverly Hills Cop, 48 Hours and more recently as the voice of Donkey in the Shrek movies.

Natalie Portman picked up the Hollywood Actress Award for her portrayal of former first lady Jackie Kennedy in the film Jackie.

Hanks won the Hollywood Actor Award for the film Sully, in which he plays Captain Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who safely landed a passenger plane on New York's Hudson River.

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