The 2013 Golden Globes is starting to look like a ladies only affair. First, came word that Ricky Gervais had been replaced by the dynamic duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Now, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced that the 2013 recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement is going to a woman.
Last year, the honor went to Robert Deniro. In fact, it’s been several years since a lady walked away with the award. Barbra Streisand was the last woman to earn the accolade back in 2000. Have any idea who it could be? Here’s a quote from the HFPA president.
“____ is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career,” says Aida 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.”
It’s two-time Golden Globe winner Jodie Foster. The five time Globe nominated actress walked away with the statue for The Accused and The Silence of the Lambs. She ended up walking away with the Oscar as well for both those films. Foster, who turns 50 this month, is one of the youngest recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Buddy Adler (age 48), Judy Garland (age 39) and Charlton Heston (age 43) are the only ones younger than Foster when they earned the prestigious honor.
Personally, my favorite films starring her are Contact, Silence of the Lambs and Taxi Driver. Do you think Jodie Foster is a worth recipient of the honor. I can’t wait for the movie montage and mini roast from her co-stars. The 70th annual Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air Jan. 13 on NBC.