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Here’s what Tommy Wiseau wanted to say at the Golden Globes

Let him have his moment, Franco

Tommy Wiseau finally got the recognition he deserved, in a wayward way, at this year’s Golden Globes. James Franco received the best actor accolade for portraying the enigmatic Wiseau in The Disaster Artist, and invited him up on stage as he collected the award. Wiseau made for the mic, but Franco swooped in to stop him.

So what did Tommy, the director, star and mysterious financier of the best-worst movie ever made want to say in that glorious moment? Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, The Room creator detailed what he had hoped to say.

“If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live,” he said. “See The Room, have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it's real.”

He also praised both the Franco brothers: “He did such a great job, talking as a director and an actor. I think he make a big effort, which sometimes from the outside is extremely difficult to understand that. He did good with accent. His brother Dave did good as well. They really studied character. But he doesn't know how to throw football, that’s for sure!” 

Plenty of people on social media called out Franco for not giving Wiseau those few seconds on the mic. The Disaster Artist has been a major level up in his career (read our interview with the Francos here), and of course, he has the iconic, tar-haired oddball with an accent to thank for this success. Franco did however use his acceptance speech time to praise both Tommy and Dave. 

“19 years ago, this guy was stuck in traffic from the Golden Globes, he said to his best friend Greg, ‘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 onstage. He also thanked his mother for giving him his very own “Coen brother” in Dave, who plays Greg Sestero in the film.

The Disaster Artist, while all about the making-of the tremendously terrible film that is The Room, is also about friendship and never giving up on your dreams. It’s ended up a great big fucking success for everyone involved.