His confusion summed up so much, so well.
Thenominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy in He lost to James Franco for “The Disaster Artist.”
While Franco was speaking — and— the cameras caught Jackman’s open-mouthed expression. He could’ve been shocked that he lost. He could’ve been confused about Franco’s speech. He could’ve been upset for Wiseau to be brushed off. It was the perfect tabula rasa for fans to interpret in their own ways — and that they did, turning Jackman’s expression into a meme:
Hugh Jackman’s face upon seeing he lost Best Actor for his circus musical to James Franco imitating Tommy Wiseau is my new favorite reaction image to everything ever.
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik)
— Don Miguel the 5th (@DonMiguelBest)
Hugh Jackman’s reaction to James Franco winning a gg over him, oil on canvas, 2018
— ً (@poedamcron)
Damn it James Franco, even Hugh Jackman was all “Let Tommy Speak!”
— Amber Osborne (@MissDestructo)
This was me when I found out James Franco won over Hugh Jackman, HOW??
— maddy (@dead0narrival_)
Im Hugh Jackman watching James Franco win best actor
— katie ✨ (@katieenallen)
Hugh Jackman’s stunned face now joins Chrissy Teigen’s cringe face from 2015, and Leonardo DiCaprio’sin 2016, on the list of top Golden Globes reactions. Congrats, man! You did win something!
(and the nominees they beat).
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