And it wasn't because he cracked a side-splitting one-liner... "Thanks to my mother for giving him to me". "So, it wasn't like he was pretending to be Tommy, but it was like James using Tommy's speech pattern and accent".
But James wasn't having any of it and elbowed the cult legend out of the way... awkward. Franco shut that down pretty quick, but it was probably the only way that moment could have gone.
He won a Golden Globe in 2002 playing the title character in the biopic "James Dean". "19 years ago, he was stuck in traffic from the Golden Globes and said to his best friend Greg, Golden Globes?"
The Disaster Artist is positioned as a major Oscar contender, so during the rest of awards season, Franco will likely have to address these claims publically. "I'm not invited, '" Franco quoted Wiseau as saying. "I don't wait for Hollywood, I make my own movie", Franco said, quoting Wiseau. "I realized I have my own Franco brother", he concluded.
Naturally viewers had a lot to say about the shock snub but opinion were divided.
Hopefully both of them get a chance to attend the 2018 Academy Awards too.
James admitted in the winners' room backstage that he hadn't originally planned on bringing Tommy on stage if he won.
Golden Globes 2018: The Sexiest looks on the red carpet.
One person said: 'I really would have liked it if James Franco let Tommy Wiseau speak.
As they reached the microphone, Tommy reached for the mic, before being pushed back by a laughing Franco.
No pin is large enough for James Franco to hide behind and no amount of black clothing can hide his awful past.