James Franco Wins Critics' Choice Award But Absent From Ceremony After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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The actor won for his lead role in 'The Disaster Artist.'

James Franco was noticeably missing from the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday night in Los Angeles, California. 

The 39-year-old star won for Best Actor in a Comedy for his lead role in The Disaster Artist, but was not on hand to retrieve the accolade. Instead, actor Walton Goggins, who presented the award, accepted it on his behalf. 

The Critics' Choice Awards took place just hours after the Los Angeles Times published a report where several women came forward accused Franco of sexual misconduct. The actor has said the allegations against him are "not accurate," and in the Times piece, his attorney, Michael Plonsker, disputes all of the women's claims.

On Sunday, Franco came under scrutiny when he accepted the Best Actor award at the Golden Globes while supporting the anti-harassment movement, Time's Up, by wearing a pin. Shortly after he took the stage, multiple women accused him of being hypocritical on Twitter, including actress Ally Sheedy, who has since deleted the tweets.

In addition to appearing at the Golden Globes, Franco also took the stage at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala on Monday night in New York City. 

ET has reached out to Franco's attorney and rep for comment, though the actor did address allegations when he appeared on Wednesday's Late Night With Seth Meyers.