For all of his faults, James Franco is a resilient man. The recent headlines exposing his alleged sexual transgressions didn’t stop him from making it to the Screen Actors Guilds Awards on the 21st of January.
Reportedly, James was in talks for taking home the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for his role in the film, The Disaster Artist.
However, unfortunately for Franco, or perhaps fortunately because he would’ve had to make a speech at a potentially awkward time, Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour took it home instead.
And while many might’ve assumed that upon the announcement of James’ name as a nominee, crickets would be heard, the crowd applauded instead.
Celebrity Insider reported last week that the 39-year-old actor showed up for the Golden Globes where he won the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for The Disaster Artist.
However, he didn’t make it to the Critics Choice Awards on the 11th of January where he won for his portrayal of Tommy Wiseau.
During the ceremony, James wore a #Time’sUp pin which angered actress, Ally Sheedy – formerly from The Breakfast Club – who took to Twitter to ask, “Why is James Franco allowed in?”
She deleted her tweet after posting which caused a firestorm of speculation and rumor. As a result of her claims, five women accused James of misconduct ranging from “coerced” oral sex to uncomfortable filming situations where women felt objectified for their looks.
Three days after taking home the award at the Globes, Franco made an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and denied any wrongdoing. He said, “I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy” and he thought he had a great time while working with her.