James Franco - Student Franco Refusing To Skip Class To Hear Oscar Nominations
James Franco will have to wait and see if he's nominated for an Academy Award when the shortlist is revealed on Tuesday morning (25Jan11) - because he's refusing to skip a class at Yale University to watch the live announcement.
Franco, who will co-host next month's (Feb11) Oscars, is among those expected to land a Best Actor nod for his role in grisly survival drama 127 Hours.
But the star has snubbed an invite from the movie's bosses to join them for a breakfast party in New York because he hates missing his lectures at the prestigious school in New Haven, Connecticut.
He tells the Associated Press, "I will be at school. I will be at Yale. Fox Searchlight asked me if I would go to New York to be ready... in case that I was nominated. I said no.
"I'm not gonna miss class to go and presume that I'm going to be nominated, but if you want to bring out a camera crew to Yale and wait and see if I get nominated, I'd be happy to step out of class and say I'm very grateful!"