JAMES FRANCO was named Stoner of The Year for his portrayal of a dazed drug dealer in PINEAPPLE EXPRESS at Saturday’s (27Sep08) Stony Awards in California.
The eighth annual High Times prizegiving, which honors pro-marijuana storylines and portrayals on the big and small screen, also served up wins for Danneel Harris, who was crowned Stonette of the Year for playing Vanessa in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, and Franco’s Pineapple Express, which was named the past year’s Best Pot Comedy Film.
Indie movie The Wackness won for Best Drama, while Weeds picked up a trophy for Best TV Show.
Upon winning his award, Franco, who insists he merely played a stoner in the film and never got high on set, told High Times reporters, “I’m so proud of this movie. It’s, like, the first movie that really kind of examines what a relationship is like between a guy and his dealer. It’s almost like a love story.”