James Franco held exclusive dinner for Golden Globes best actor nominees

James Franco's pre-Golden Globes dinner
The Hollywood heavyweights at the exclusive pre-Golden Globes dinner. Photo credit: Instagram

There are many parties and events before the Golden Globes awards ceremony, but one in particular had a very exclusive guest list. 

The Disaster Artist star James Franco threw a dinner for the nominees for best actors and supporting actors the night before the awards. 

The Saturday night VIP get-together included Hugh Jackman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Ansel Elgort, Timothée Chalamet and Gary Oldman - all best actor nominees with Franco. 

Call Me By Your Name star Armie Hammer posted a photo of the all-male ensemble on Instagram.  

"Thank you #jamesfranco for hosting a dinner for all of the actors nominated for a Golden Globe," the actor wrote. "It was a special evening I'm sure none of us will forget." 

Hammer then talked more about it to E! News' Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet, saying it "just humanised the entire thing".

"We all sat in one table, a small table in a little quiet room, no press, no nothing," he said. "Everybody spoke. Everybody got to know each other and it was just an amazing night."

He said the guests picked a year and talked about what they were doing that year in their life.

"It was very cool," Hammer said.

Franco ended up winning the award for his role in Disaster Artist, and took to the stage with brother Dave Franco and original The Room actor Tommy Wiseau. 

Franco also talked about longing to be a Coen brother as a kid and thanked Dave for being his "very own Franco brother". 

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