They don’t come much more true blue than Aussie legend Russell Crowe, but with the country in the grip of horrendous bushfires, as well as scoring it’s hottest year on record, Crowe has his priorities set on climate change, not Hollywood.

This was evident overnight as Crowe picked up a Golden Globe for his portrayal of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes in HBO’s The Loudest Voice, a mini-series that dealt with sexual assault in the entertainment industry.

Crowe was absent from the awards due to his own home being threatened by the bushfires, but in a statement read out by host Jeniffer Aniston, he for people to “make no mistake – the tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate change based.

“We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to be based on renewable energy and respect our planet for the unique place that it is. That way, we all have a future.” Watch the moment he won, and Aniston’s message, below.

Late last year, Crowe shared a video from his property near Coffs Harbour, which was severely impacted by blazes.

“Look at this place, mate. Absolutely fucking smashed” a clearly gutted Crowe can be heard saying, intercut with footage showing blackened trees and smouldering embers all around him.

Crowe wasn’t the only celebrity to have people talking at the awards. Ricky Gervais gave a roasting speech, laying the grill on Di Caprio for his alleged taste in younger women, and calling out liberal commentators for having “no position to lecture the public about anything.”

“You say you’re woke but the companies you work for….if ISIS started a streaming service you’d call your agent, wouldn’t ya?” he said.

“Most of you spent less time in school than Geta Thunberg, so if you win, come up, accept your little award….and fuck off.”

Another night out with the stars.