Tommy Wiseau finally gets his Golden Globe moment … kind of

Tonya Becker
January 8, 2018

In his signature sunglasses, Wiseau immediately reached for the microphone before Franco playfully (?) swatted him away.

"The Disaster Artist" was nominated for Best Picture - Comedy or Musical, and James Franco won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for playing Wiseau.

Franco, the son of parents who met while attending Stanford University, is a 1996 graduate of Palo Alto High School, where he got his acting start by appearing in school stage plays.

It was Franco's first Golden Globe for a film role in his third nomination in the movie categories. "Whatever you think of I, Tonya, don't have Tonya Harding at awards shows like, 'It's time she had her moment!' It's gross", tweeted entertainment writer Mark Harris. "I don't wait for Hollywood, I make my own movie", Franco said, quoting Wiseau.

Franco made the big toast of the night, but all of the men went around the room to address the group, Hammer added when speaking to Seacrest on the red carpet.

Franco topped Daniel Kaluuya for "Get Out", Steve Carell for "Battle of the Sexes", Ansel Elgort for "Baby Driver", and Hugh Jackman for "The Greatest Showman".

His one previous Oscar nomination came in 2011 for "127 Hours".

"I used to want my own Coen brother, someone to collaborate with", James Franco said.

But the film is more of a tribute that a takedown of its creator and star, and before you could say "Ed Wood", Franco invited Wiseau onstage to help accept the award. "I realized this year I have my own Franco brother".

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