Lusodescendant American film actor James Franco has won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for his work in the movie “The Disaster Artist”, in a ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.
James Franco besides being award winning movie actor is also and successful novelist, acting school lecturer and film director.
His father, Douglas Franco, who died 2011, ran a Silicon Valley business and studied at Stanford University, was of Portuguese ancestry from Madeira.
The Golden Globe Awards are conferred annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, recognizing excellence in film and television and are winner tips that proceed the American movie industry Oscar nominations.
The recent Golden Globe winner has however faced allegations of sexual misbehavior by women that have come forward on Twitter accusing the actor of sexual harassment.
The accusations by unverified twitter accounts that generated social media attention, came just a few hours after his Golden Globes win, but were later uncorroborated and deleted by various news outlets that had sensationally released them.
The spotlight on the sexual harassment and assault scandals, has not only plagued Hollywood celebrities but also a wide spectrum of worldwide personalities, ranging from top entertainers and politicians to financial entrepreneurs.
The avalanche accusations was triggered by an editorial in the New York Times focusing on the sexual harassment theme, which was also the keynote of the Golden Globes Awards, with all invitees wearing black dresses and suits and also bearing a badge stating “Time is up”, possibly alerting potential culprits of pending retaliation.