His absence came in the wake of an allegation of sexual misconduct made by a Brooklyn photographer, who claims she felt "violated" after going on a date with him in September.
"The Disaster Artist" star/director skipped the red carpet at the prestigious event, but was spotted in the audience as the cast of "Veep" approached the stage to accept the award for Ensemble In A Comedy Series.
E! News' Giuliana Rancic brought up the Time's Up movement that has dominated the Golden Globes and noted Brie's support of it. Rancic then said because the movement is so heavily dependent on transparency, she wanted to know Brie's thoughts on the allegations against Franco.
"I obviously support my family", she continued, "and not everything that's been reported is fully accurate, so I think we're waiting to get all of the information. But of course I think now is a time for listening and that's what we're all trying to do".
Johansson's remark referred to the fact that Franco wore a TIME'S UP pin to the Golden Globes.
The DMZ Winter Olympics
In Gangneung , the North Koreans will likely tour the Gangneung Arts Center and visit another candidate site in Seoul on Monday. The delegation is led by Hyon Song Wol, head of the art troupe which is to perform twice in during the Pyoengchang Olympics.
On the other hand, she came out in full support of the movements' swirling around Hollywood and being buzzed about at the SAG Awards, stating that the victimized need to continue coming forward, as they have been for weeks and months.
One of the women who accused Franco of misconduct in the L.A. Times piece also reacted to his wearing of the TIME'S UP pin to the Globes.
Mr. Franco has denied any wrongdoing, and, according to CNN, will be at tonight's ceremony. Dusome recalled how the actor became upset during a shoot when none of the actresses agreed to take their tops off. Katie Ryan, another former student, said Franco "would always make everybody think there were possible roles on the table if we were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts" [in film projects]. I don't want to shut them down in anyway.
All 13 acting awards were presented by women, including Halle Berry, Emma Stone and Lupita Nyong'o.