Jodie Foster to receive Golden Globe lifetime achievement honor
Jodie Foster is set to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 70th annual Golden Globes next year for her work on the silver screen.
The actress, who has won two Oscars and two Golden Globe Awards, was announced as the recipient by her "Panic Room" co-star Kristen Stewart at a press conference on Thursday, November 1.
"This is a special moment for me," Stewart said at the press conference, according to E! News. "She's been really important in my life for a long time."
"Jodie is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career," said Dr. Takla-O'Reilly, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. "Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She's truly one of a kind."
Foster has been working since appearing as The Coppertone Girl in a television commercial at age three. She rose to fame after appearin gin the 1975 film, "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" and portraying a streetwise teenager in Martin Scorsese's 1976 film, "Taxi Driver."
The 49-year-old actress won two Oscars and two Golden Globe Awards for her roles in the 1988 film, "The Accused" and the 1991 film, "The Silence of the Lambs." She was also nominated for Academy Awards for her roles in "Taxi Driver" and the 1994 film, "Nell." She received Golden Globe nominations for "Freaky Friday," "Nell," "Contact," "The Brave One" and the 2011 film, "Carnage."
Foster has also had success behind the camera, making her directorial debut with the highly acclaimed 1991 film, "Little Man Tate." She also directed "Home for the Holidays" and the 2011 Mel Gibson film, "The Beaver."
Previous winners of the DeMille award include Walt Disney, Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, Harrison Ford, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Al Pacino, Michael Douglas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman, who received the honor last year.
The award was named in honor of Cecil B. DeMille, a director, producer, screenwriter and actor, who had a hand in films like "The Ten Commandments," and "Cleopatra."
Foster will be presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which are set to air live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, January 13 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. ET on NBC.
It was announced on October 15 that the 2013 Golden Globe Awards would be jointly hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The Awards show was hosted by Ricky Gervais the two previous consecutive years.