Franco accepted the award alongside Wiseau, while noticably body-blocking him away from taking the microphone onstage.
James Franco took home the 2018 Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture/Comedy for his role in "The Disaster Artist." Strangely, though, Franco didn't let the man who was the entire reason for the movie do any of the talking. In fact, he went a step ahead and got Wiseau on the stage during his acceptance speech. "Golden Globz, I don't care, I'm not invited". So, I show them.
Franco was the second actor with Bay Area ties to win Sunday night.
Based on the book by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell, The Disaster Artist tells the story of Sestero's friendship with Wiseau and how they came to Hollywood and set out to make Wiseau's dream project, which he wrote, directed, starred in and financed to the tune of millions.
Franco, 39, a clear but not overwhelming favorite in the category, beat out fellow nominees Steve Carell for "Battle of the Sexes", Ansel Elgort for "Baby Driver", Hugh Jackman for "The Greatest Showman" and Daniel Kaluuya for "Get Out".
His one previous Oscar nomination came in 2011 for "127 Hours". Franco takes on the role of the eccentric director/star/producer Tommy Wiseau, who imagined the original film's lead to be the ultimate tortured manly man man protagonist in the vein of Marlon Brando's roles in his early years.
"I used to want my own Coen brother, someone to collaborate with", James Franco said.