James France wins 'Best Actor' for 'The Disaster Artist'

Carla Harmon
January 13, 2018

What was less cool of him is that he totally intercepted Wiseau when he went to reach for the microphone, robbing the world of whatever wisdom The Room star and creator was about to drop on millions of unsuspecting viewers. Wiseau was an aspiring (and perplexing) actor from San Fransisco when he created the movie. But now The Room has a legit champion in James Franco, who together with his best friend (Seth Rogen) and his brother (Dave Franco) made a loving tribute to the making-of this awkward nightmare of a drama in The Disaster Artist.

Then using the director's one-of-a-kind accent (which Mr. Wiseau has said is Cajun but that most would call Eastern European), Mr. Franco read out a quote from Mr. Wiseau: "Golden Globes, so what, I'm not invited".

Ally Sheedy wondered why James Franco was even allowed at the Golden Globes this year, considering the #TimesUp theme, in a series of mysterious and since deleted Tweets Sunday night. The subject matter, about the guy who made what many say is the "worst movie ever made", just sounded unappealing to me.

Ally Sheedy, who starred in the Franco-directed Broadway play The Long Shrift in 2014, also tweeted about James and said that men like him are the reason that she left television.

Wiseau attempted to grab the mic to add a few words, but a laughing Franco prevented him from doing so.

'He said to his best friend Greg [Sestero], "So what?"

Franco later defended himself during an interview on "The Howard Stern Show" after receiving considerable backlash.

Others on Twitter found themselves discussing a different Franco-related topic, specifically the actor's attempt to hook up with a 17-year-old via social media. Here we are 15 years later, so I thought it was a nice moment to have him up there'.

Believe it or not, Tommy Wiseau hesitated to take the stage at the Golden Globes.

Franco scooped the award by beating out Steve Carell for Battle of the Sexes, Ansel Elgort for Baby Driver, Hugh Jackman for The Greatest Showman and Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out.

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