This year’s Golden Globes is certainly shaping up to be must-see viewing. First, it was announced that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would co-host the awards show that airs Jan. 13. Now, Jodie Foster will become the youngest Hollywood heavy hitter to be awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" since Charleton Heston won in 1967, according to IndieWire.
A two-time best actress Oscar winner for The Accused and The Silence of the Lambs Foster has been in the public eye since she first appeared as a baby in a Coppertone commercial. She went on to star in several Disney films but carved a name for herself as a force to be reckoned with when she appeared as a child star in Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and Taxi Driver.
But Foster’s achievements in Hollywood are not limited to in front of the camera. She’s directed the hilarious Holly Hunter starrer Home for the Holidays and Little Man Tate, about a child prodigy and most recently The Beaver.
In December of 2007, while accepting the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at the 16th annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast Foster thanked, “my beautiful Cydney (Bernard), who sticks with me through the rotten and the bliss,” which was widely considered to be tantamount to coming out at the time.
Here’s hoping Foster’s Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech includes another shout-out to whomever she’s with these days.
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