Jodie Foster, 50, Golden Globes’ Speech after accepting the Cecil B DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement brought some of the audience to tears.
Here are excerpts from her emotional speech.
She shouted twice proudly:
“I am fifty.”
She started acting when she was three, and went on to conquer the entertainment industry and the world.
“Trust me; 47 years in the film business is a long year.”
“Thank you for honoring me tonight. It’s the most fun party of the night, and tonight, I feel like the Prom Queen.”
“I share my most special memories with members of the crew.”
“So, I guess I’m being confessional… declaration that I’m a little nervous about – but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist right now. I’m just going to put it out there – loud and proud, right? I might need your support on this. I am… single. Yes I am. I am single.”
“You guys might be surprised that I’m not honey boo boo child. I’m sorry but that’s just not me, and never was, and never will be.”
She went on to talk about valuing one’s privacy.
“I have given everything up there from the time that I was 3 years old. That’s reality show now, don’t you think?”
“Love people and stay beside them.”
“Mel Gibson, you know you saved me too.”
She thanked partner and BFF for 20 years, Cydney Bernard, and then her sons, dedicating everything to them, and then she spoke to her mother, Evelyn, who was suffering from dementia, expressing her gratitude and love.
“I am so proud of our modern family, our amazing sons, Charlie and Kit, who are my reason to breathe, and to evolve, my heart and soul. Boys, in case you don’t know, this song, like all of this. This song is for you.”
To her mom:
“Mom, I know you’re inside those blue eyes somewhere, and that there are so many things you might not understand tonight. But this is the only most important one to take in. I love you, I love you, I love you. And I hope if I say this three times, it would magically enter your soul… “
“You did good in this life. You’re a great mom. Please take that with you when you are finally okay to go.”
Her sons Charles, 14, and Kit, 12, were in the audience in support of their talented mother.
Jodie Foster was the youngest Oscar awardee, and had received 44 awards – a truly amazing record.
She ended her Globes’ speech for the Cecil B DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement with this statement:
“Jodie Foster was here. I still am, and I want to be seen, to be understood, and to be not so very lonely. Thank you, all of you, for the company. Here’s to the next fifty years.”