Presenter Walter Goggins said after Franco's win was announced: "James couldn't be here, so we accept this on his behalf".
Franco won the award at the end of an hourlong pre-telecast before the live show began.
Although Franco had been in attendance during the Golden Globe Awards, he did not make an appearance at the Critics' Choice Award, where he received an award for "Best Actor in a Comedy Series", Buzzfeed reported. More women dressed in color on Thursday, but their determination to end gender discrimination remained just as fierce. "I have never worn pink". "I know a ton of people say they don't really care what the critics think, but I definitely do!" "As artists and filmmakers, I believe that it's not only our job to entertain but our duty to inspire and educate for love and respect", she said of the importance of representation in media.
Globe victor Guillermo del Toro was on hand to pick up another best director prize for The Shape of Water, which won best picture at the Santa Monica event. Alongside Best Picture, the critically lauded flick also nabbed Best Director for Del Toro and Best Composer for Alexandre Desplat. "Thank you so much".
Both Gary Oldman ('Darkest Hour') and Frances McDormand ('Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri') repeated their Golden Globes wins by taking home the Best Actor and Best Actress trophies, respectively. Brooklynn took advantage of her moment in the spotlight to mention the people in the world who are struggling to make it, just like her on-screen character and the girl's mother, Halley (Bria Vinaite).
While many stars chose not to walk the red carpet at the Critics' Choice Awards, they had plenty to say inside about Time's Up, particularly host Munn, who called out men at the Golden Globes for not saying anything about the movement during their acceptance speeches.