The 75th Golden Globes award night saw a funny moment when The Greatest Showman’s lead actor Hugh Jackman lost the ‘Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy’ to James Franco.
Franco of the ‘The Disaster Artist’ won th e award for portraying the character of Tommy Wiseau, maker of the movie ‘The Room’.
Other contenders for the award were: Steve Carrell from Battle of the Sexes, Ansel Elgort of Baby Driver, and Daniel Kaluuya from Get Out. Franco beat past all to claim the award.
Hugh Jackman’s face realizing he just lost to this guy: pic.twitter.com/nWPhWQvNzs— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) January 8, 2018
While winning and losing is a thing of any award function, it was hilarious to see Hugh Jackman react the way he did on Franco’s win. Caught on camera for a couple of seconds, it was just enough for the world to notice and chatter about it.
Jackman’s tells-it-all expression could not have been any more honest. Some say it was intentional, but duh, we know the cutesy actor has never had any room for pretense and that’s what makes us love him!
Now if you’re thinking this was the highlight of the win, hold on.
When Franco walked up to the stage to collect the award, Wiseau joined him and what happened after it was absolutely distasteful.
James denied Wiseau a chance at the mic. Yes, he literally shoved Wiseau’s hand off the mic when the latter attempted to talk.
As if it wasn’t too much already, Franco opened his speech quoting the thought of Wiseau about the event, saying: “Golden Globes, so what? I’m not invited. I know they don’t want me, a guy with an accent, long hair. So I show them. I don’t wait for Hollywood, I make my own movie.”
A miffed Wiseau told the Los Angeles Times that he was denied delivering his message, for it would have been, “If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live. See ‘The Room,’ have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it’s real.”
If nothing, we know it’s Franco’s speech (read: foot in the mouth moment) that got Jackman reacting the way he did!
Hugh Jackman’s face upon seeing he lost Best Actor for his circus musical to James Franco imitating Tommy Wiseau is my new favorite reaction image to everything ever.#GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/f5zH4Rgky4— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) January 8, 2018
Here are some tweets that will leave you in splits:
Im Hugh Jackman watching James Franco win best actor pic.twitter.com/TXqa9yNdLa— katie ✨ (@katieenallen) January 8, 2018
Be as honest in your life as Hugh Jackman's face when he loses an award. pic.twitter.com/c1XecjM5hk— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) January 8, 2018
These Hugh Jackson reaction shots during James Franco's speech are amazing. He literally cannot BELIEVE he didn't win this award. He's like, "But... did they know that I wore a top hat?" pic.twitter.com/uwQtTGN1OL— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) January 8, 2018
Hugh Jackman didn’t work on The Greatest Showman for more than 7 years just to be insulted NOT UNDER MY WATCH #GoldenGlobes— Chris (@hollandeggsy) January 8, 2018
The fact that the Greatest Showman didn’t win best comedy/musical after Hugh Jackman spent 7 years making this movie and after Zendaya and Zac Efron literally threw themselves in the air for majority of their scenes! #goldenglobes2018 what are you doing! pic.twitter.com/enwJvdS7Vw— Mari (@zaylorswifron) January 8, 2018
HUGH JACKMAN WORKED ON THAT MOVIE FOR 7. YEARS. IT WAS HIS PASSION PROJECT. HE PUT EVERY OUNCE OF HIS HEART AND SOUL INTO THAT MOVIE AND HE DESERVED A GOLDEN GLOBE pic.twitter.com/mQ5ftYkCfu— kendall ❄️ 16 (@bwaykendall) January 8, 2018
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