James Franco Won A Critics’ Choice Award But Wasn’t There To Collect It

January 12, 2018 / Posted by:

James Franco is really in a pickle at the moment. It’s awards season, and he’s winning trophies for his role in The Disaster Artist. James was nominated for Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy at the Critics’ Choice Award, which was held yesterday in Santa Monica. On the same day, five women publicly came forward with sexual misconduct accusations against him. So what’s an alleged creep to do? James decided to bail on the Critics’ Choice Awards.

James won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy, but he wasn’t there to accept his award. The category was announced by Vice Principals’ Walton Goggins, who explained: “James couldn’t be here so we accept this on his behalf.” Walton is much classier and not nearly as tacky as I am, because I would have added a wink on the end followed by, “But like, we all know why he couldn’t be here, right?

According to TMZ, he almost made it to the ceremony, too. Sources tell them that James flew to Los Angeles to attend the CCAs, but stayed home at the last minute. The sources add that James is in a “bad place” at the moment, and that he’s “upset and frustrated” over the allegations, which he maintains are not true. But a source that spoke to People makes it sound like James never had any plans of going.

“He’s in a really bad place, so bad that he changed his phone number. His close friends are trying to be there for him but it’s been hard – he’s only talking to a select group of people. For now, he’s just hiding out.”

The Critics’ Choice Awards aren’t the only obstacle James has to tackle before he gets to the final boss of awards season, aka The Oscars. He still has the SAG Awards (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role), and the Independent Spirit Awards (Best Male Lead) to get through. Looks like he’s got two conundrums to deal with here. To show up or to continue to hide out. I suppose he could always send his BFF for awards season Tommy Wiseau up there in his place, although that could just end up making things worse. “It is not true, it’s bullshit (whips award on the ground) he did noooooot!

But the show wasn’t all about James Franco. The show was hosted by Olivia Munn (the CCA gave previous two-time host T.J. Miller a break because…well because he’s T.J. Miller). Here are some of last night’s other winners of Critics’ Choice Awards (the full list is here):

BEST PICTURE
The Shape of Water

BEST ACTOR
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

BEST ACTRESS
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

BEST DIRECTOR
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Jordan Peele, Get Out

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Coco

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Wonder Woman

BEST COMEDY
The Big Sick

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE
Get Out

BEST TV COMEDY SERIES
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

BEST ACTOR IN A TV COMEDY SERIES
Ted Danson, The Good Place

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV COMEDY SERIES
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TV COMEDY SERIES
Walton Goggins, Vice Principals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TV COMEDY SERIES
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

BEST TV DRAMA SERIES
The Handmaid’s Tale

BEST ACTOR IN A TV DRAMA SERIES
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV DRAMA SERIES
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TV DRAMA SERIES
David Harbour, Stranger Things

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TV DRAMA SERIES
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

BEST LIMITED SERIES
Big Little Lies

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TV
The Wizard of Lies

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES
Ewan McGregor, Fargo

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
Born This Way

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
Shark Tank

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
The Voice

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

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