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Globes: James Franco wins Best Actor in Musical or Comedy

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

won 2018's Golden Globe for Best in a Comedy or Musical for his portrayal of independent filmmaker and in "The Disaster Artist".

The is a semi-fictional retelling of the production of Wiseau's 2003 "The Room", labelled as "the worst movie ever made."

The 39-year-old accepted the award alongside Wiseau, while noticeably blocking him away from taking the microphone onstage.

Franco opened his rambling speech by quoting Wiseau's reference to the two decades ago, and his lack of an invite to the show as a motivation to make ""

"'Golden Globes, so what? I'm not invited. I know they don't want me, guy with accent, long hair. So, I show them. I don't wait for Hollywood, I make my own movie,'" Franco said, quoting Wiseau.

"I'm very happy to share this moment with him today," he added.

"This was billed as a movie about making the best worst movie ever made," the four-time nominee said as he held his trophy, "but in fact it's a story about friendship."

Franco ended his speech thanking his longtime friends, including costar Seth Rogen, and his younger brother,

"I always said I wanted my own Coen brother, someone to collaborate with. I realise this year I had my own Franco brother. I love him more than anything," he said.

Many on felt for Wiseau and criticised Franco's mic block gesture.

"I am extremely uncomfortable with cutting off You owe him everything, dude," indie filmmaker tweeted.

Singer-actor called the moment "brutal".

"I'll never stop laughing at Franco shoving Wiseau away from the mic," another user wrote.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 11:30 IST