For those of us waiting for a movie that took on Wall Street excess and assigned blame to the people who generated the Great Recession, "The Big Short" has been the answer to prayers.
So it only made sense that Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, accepting the best adapted screenplay award, would toss out one of the night's best and post political lines so far.
"If you don't want big money to control government," McKay said, "don't vote for candidates who take money from big banks, oil, or weirdo billionaires."
Nice line! He could have made it more succinct just by naming the Koch Brothers, though, who've said they will spent close to $900 million on this campaign. In Hollywood that only funds a handful of movies. But in politics, that's still real money.
Does it get any more "weirdo" than brothers whose family fortune was made by an ultra-conservative father involved in Stalin's First Five-Year Plan?
Let's hope McKay keeps talking.