This might be pretty awkward…
According to reports out this weekend, James Franco is not planning on shying away from tonight’s SAG Awards, and he will be in attendance as a nominee even despite ongoing accusations swirling around him over sexual misconduct.
Franco’s reps confirmed late this week that he will be one of the nearly 1,300 people in attendance in El Lay later tonight when the award show happens.
It’s a big deal because Franco is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his work on The Disaster Artist… and yet he’s also been dogged recently by a LOT of chatter surrounding questions of possible sexual misconduct.
This all comes after Franco skipped the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards, too, despite winning the award there for Best Actor in a Comedy.
It sounds like SAG-AFTRA is prepared for this, though, with their executive producer acknowledging that they are going to handle this very delicately considering Franco’s attendance and what’s happening outside the show.
Show EP Kathy Connell said earlier this week (below):
“We’re always conscious of relationships. We particularly like the positive ones, where we get to put people who might be in two different casts but might have a very positive relationship or be married or be engaged or be in love closer together. So, we’re always cognizant of who’s in our room.”
Still no wonder on whether Franco will take Sharon Osbourne‘s advice and go to one of these award shows with his dick out.
What do U think, Perezcious readers?!
Do U want to see Franco tonight at the show? Should he have stayed home?
Let us know in the comments (below).
[Image via NBC.]