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Hollywood stars focus on election as awards season starts

BEVERLY HILLS: The Hollywood awards season began on Sunday with A-list stars using the occasion to make political points two days ahead of the US presidential election. Robert De Niro urged viewers of the Hollywood Film Awards to vote for Hillary Clinton as he said the current political climate resembled a film from the Marx Brothers where "lunatics rule the world", according to ceremony organizers. De Niro, who has previously called Republican candidate Donald Trump "totally nuts" picked up the Hollywood Comedy Award…