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James Franco and Tommy Wiseau: Winning Best Actor for the Worst Movie

12 January 2018, 11:35 | Israel Caldwell

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"The Room" director Tommy Wiseau had a lot in his mind during the Golden Globe awards ceremony, but unfortunately, best actor for comedy James Franco cut him off before he could make his speech.

James Franco was called out by "The Breakfast Club" actress Ally Sheedy following his win at the Golden Globes for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

Franco, who swore to bring Wiseau with him to the ceremony after he was nominated previous year, invited the movie's subject to stand on stage with him as he collected his statue. He told the Times, "I want to know what Tommy was going to say!"

James was already making headlines for his weird speech, which began with the actor denying Tommy Wiseau - the man he portrays in The Disaster Artist - a chance to speak after inviting him up on stage.

"See 'The Room, ' have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it's real", he said.

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"The first person I have to thank, is the man himself Tommy Wiseau", Franco said, as Wiseau attempted to snatch the microphone from him. The story of how it all came about became the basis for the book and now Franco's movie, which focuses on their friendship as much as it does on the creation of The Room.

Many expected Kaluuya to take the award following his memorable performance in Jordan Peele's horror movie Get Out, but Franco's starring role in The Disaster Artist proved strong enough to take the gong.

Instead, he quoted Wiseau at the event, saying, "Golden Globes, so what?" He added, "The things that I heard that went on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn't have a voice for so long". "If you haven't seen The Deuce, it's about Times Square in the '70s when NY was so seedy there were two James Francos".

Franco said he was "very happy to share this moment with him today".

As for Wiseau, he still comes out a victor to us.

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