Actress/director/producer Jodie Foster was named Thursday the recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Cecil B. DeMille Award, honoring her impact on the world of entertainment.
"Jodie is a multifaceted woman, has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career," HFPA President Aida Takla O'Reilly said. "Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She's truly one of a kind."
Foster, who turns 50 this month, will receive the honor during the 70th Golden Globe Awards ceremony Jan. 13 at the Beverly Hilton. She is a two- time winner of Golden Globes for best dramatic actress—in 1989 for The Accused and 1992 for The Silence of the Lambs. She also won Oscars for those roles.
The announcement was made during a morning news conference by O'Reilly, actress Kristen Stewart and actor Simon Baker. Stewart portrayed Foster's daughter in the 2002 thriller, Panic Room.
Morgan Freeman received the award at the 2012 Golden Globes. Past recipients include Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg, Judy Garland, Harrison Ford, Walt Disney and Frank Sinatra.