When accepting the best actor award for his lead role in The Revenant during Sunday's 88th Academy Awards, Leonardo DiCaprio used his time to give an impassioned speech on climate change and the urgent need to face the biggest "threat" to humanity.
Looking on in approval was Vice President Joe Biden who joined in the applause for DiCaprio's first-ever Oscar win.
"Making 'The Revenant' was about man's relationship to the natural world," the actor said in his speach. "A world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history. Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow."
It is assumed that several tons of fossil fuels were burned in the making of the film and especially finding snow that has not been melted by the burning of fossil fuels.
Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.
And like any Hollywood liberal worth some $250 million would believe, climate change is not his fault. It's not like he works for any big corporations, who spend exorbitant amounts of money circling the globe to find exotic filming locations, or provide top-rate transportation to its employees, all while keeping tens of thousands of enormous warehouses perfectly temperate using gargantuan heating and cooling systems or anything:
We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or the big corporations, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of under privileged people who are most affected by this, for our children's children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed.
I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let's not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.
After the ceremony, a reported 6,000 gas-guzzling SUVs and limousines were seen leaving the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, taking the stars across town to guzzle down more alcohol made by big corporations, or to their awaiting and fully-stocked private planes -- or yachts -- to jet off to some fabulous vacation destination, or to take them back to one of their many homes to eat some exquisitely prepared Kobe beef flown in fresh from Japan surrounded by the comfort of their modern appliances.
Show us how it's done, Hollywood!