Seth Meyers hosted the 75th annual Globes ceremony, which took place at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles.
Franco accepted the award alongside his brother Dave - who plays Room actor Greg Sestero in The Disaster Artist - and for our great benefit called Wiseau up onto the stage. The new comedy recreates the making of The Room, known fondly today as "the worst movie of all time". Prior to winning the Golden Globe, the actor picked up Best Actor honors at the Gotham Awards.
"Nineteen years ago, he was stuck in traffic for the Golden Globes", Franco said of Wiseau, before adopting his inscrutable accent. I'm not invited. I know they don't want me, guy with accent, long hair. "I don't wait for Hollywood, I make my own movie", Franco said, quoting Wiseau.
Franco won for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy in "The Disaster Artist", a film based on the making of Wiseau's so-bad-it's-actually-good 2003 film "The Room". This year, I've learned from all my friends and collaborators. Franco earned praise for his portrayal of Wiseau, a Hollywood outsider who self-financed the film he both starred in and wrote.
Franco also talked about longing to be a Coen brother as a kid, and thanked Dave for being his "very own Franco brother".
"I love him more than anything", James exclaimed. "Thanks to my mother for giving him to me".