James Franco won 2018’s Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. The award is for his portrayal of independent filmmaker and actor Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist. It’s a semi-fictional retelling of the production of Wiseau’s 2003 film The Room, popularly known as “the worst movie ever made.”
Franco accepted the award alongside Wiseau, while noticably body-blocking him away from taking the microphone onstage. Franco’s brother Dave, who co-starred in the film, also appeared onstage to accept the award. Franco told an anecdote about Wiseau getting stuck in traffic during the Globes 15 years ago, and stating in frustration that he was unwilling to “wait for Hollywood,” and was simply going to make his dream movie on his own.
Franco also talked about longing to be a Coen brother as a kid, and thanked Dave for being his “very own Franco brother.” Franco was nominated alongside Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out, Steve Carell for Battle of the Sexes, Ansel Elgort for Baby Driver, and Hugh Jackman for The Greatest Showman.
The Disaster Artist is also nominated for Best Picture, Comedy or Musical. That award will be presented later tonight.