James Franco didn’t want your stupid old Oscar nomination anyway! Okay, well maybe he wanted it a little bit. According to E! News, James is torn. A source claims that James is both disappointed and relieved at not receiving an Academy Award nomination for his work in The Disaster Artist.
E! News reports:
“James is disappointed in not getting an Oscar nomination,” a source tells E! News, “but also very understanding and somewhat relieved. He doesn’t want it to look like the snub is correlated with the allegations against him.”
For those who are having a hard time keeping up with “The Curse of The Times Up Pin”, after winning a Golden Globe for Best Wig Wearer in The Disaster Artist, things went all kinds of pear shaped for James. With the curse came a slew of allegations starting with Ally Sheedy’s cryptic tweet that very night and ending with five women coming forward with complaints of inappropriate behavior. James also won a Critics’ Choice Award but didn’t show his face at the ceremony. He did show up for the SAG Awards but he lost to Gary Oldman (will Gary be the next to fall?).
Of course, there is no curse. The Pin has no power of its own. It’s power is derived from the perceived bad deeds on those who dare wear it. I’m sure James would like to blame an outside force for both his “snub” and his shunning but magic has been dead in this world for some time now. E! says:
“He is really hurt because he didn’t know that we would be in a place where giving someone a voice would be giving someone a license to speak without any accountability.”
For now it seems like James is happy to lay low and stay out of the spotlight so not getting that Oscar nom is probably the biggest break he’s gotten since Freaks and Geeks.
The insider adds, “James is trying to get through this rocky patch and hopes everything will blow over appropriately. He is really leaning on his family right now and trying to stay under the radar as much as possible.”
Earlier, a source said that James was “not doing well” and that his peeps were worried about him. Since James isn’t going to go to the Oscars, he’ll probably spend his night burying his Time’s Up pin in sanctified earth alongside his Tommy wig and his Golden Globe. Can’t be too careful with possible curses.