He doesn't want to face the music.

James Franco opted to skip the Critics' Choice Awards last night amid ongoing sexual misconduct allegations, but he still took home the award for Best Actor for his role in The Disaster Artist. Good thing he was a no-show, because when his name was called, nobody clapped!

TMZ reports that the actor is "extremely upset" and "frustrated" that he's being accused of acting inappropriately with more than five women, and he's "in a bad place" trying to deal with the negative stories about him. He's already taken quite a beating on the late night talk show circuit, and he's gotta be worried that this could affect his chances of winning an Oscar.

We highly doubt that the Academy would give him top honors and invite all the backlash that would inevitably ensue.