Tonya Harding and Tommy Wiseau of ‘The Room’ Together at Golden Globes After-Party
Crazy couple alert!
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards gave us many memorable moments, from Seth Meyers’s scathing takedown of Hollywood predators to hints (or jokes?) of an Oprah 2020 presidential run.
The after-party also gave us the strangest but most epic D-list celebrity coupling of all time: disgraced former Olympic skater Tonya Harding and Tommy Wiseau, the star and creator of “the worst movie ever made,” The Room.
Both are enjoying surprise resurgences this awards season.
Tonya Harding’s life story was the subject of a sympathetic biopic I, Tonya, for which Allison Janney won a Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Tonya’s abusive mother LaVona.
The troubled making of The Room was depicted in The Disaster Artist, for which James Franco won Best Actor, Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for his spot-on work as Wiseau, inscrutable accent, crazy hair and all.
Sebastian Stan, who played Harding’s diabolical ex husband Jeff Gillooly in I, Tonya, shared the image of Tonya and Tommy together on his Instagram Story. He captioned the photo, “Happy 2018!”
Wiseau also gave viewers viral gold when he attempted to take the mic from Franco during his acceptance speech, which Franco quickly blocked. “Wow, wow, wow!” Franco said as he pushed Wiseau away.
Wiseau revealed in a post-awards ceremony interview with The Los Angeles Times what he would have said had Franco shared the mic: “If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live.”
Janney thanked Harding during her acceptance speech, saying her life story allowed filmmakers to “tell a story about class in America… tell a story about the disenfranchised… tell a story about a woman who was not embraced for her individuality… tell a story about truth and the perception of truth in the media.”
It was one of the most memorable and enjoyable awards ceremonies in recent years, and it set a high bar for the upcoming 2018 Oscars.
Here, all the winners of the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards:
Best Motion Picture, Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Lady Bird
Best Actress, Drama: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actor, Drama: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Best Actress, Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Best Actor, Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Best Screenplay: Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Animated Motion Picture: Coco
Best Foreign Language Film: In the Fade
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Best Original Song: “This Is Me” — The Greatest Showman
Best Television Series, Drama: Hulu, The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical: Amazon, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Limited-Series or Television Movie: HBO, Big Little Lies
Best Actress, Limited-Series or Television Movie: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Best Actor, Limited-Series or Television Movie: Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Best Actress, Drama: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Actor, Drama: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Best Supporting Actress, Limited-Series or Television Movie: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Best Supporting Actor, Limited-Series or Television Movie: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies