Jodie Foster received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes for her "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment," and the speech she gave afterwards was moving and open enough be remembered for long.
She definitely moved the Golden Globes audience after coming out as gay in her poignant speech. Later a whole bunch of our A-list celebs expressed their respect for Jodie Foster's courage on their Twitter pages. Most of the celebrities instantly took to the social-networking site to admire the actress.
Check out what celebrities had to say for Jodie Foster on Twitter
Jodie Foster is an inspiration. Incredible speaker. So moving.— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) January 14, 2013
Jodi Foster.... Wow, still crying— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) January 14, 2013
jodie foster - rather amazing speech— Rosie O'Donnell (@Rosie) January 14, 2013
I'm a big #JodieFoster fan, especially 2nite. Her speech tells LGBT youth: America has evolved, b proud of who u are!!— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 14, 2013
Wow, Jodie Foster officially came out tonight! Bravo Jodie! Hollywood's worst kept secret is finally "out"! Tom Cruise, you're on deck!— Sally Jessy Raphael (@SJRaphael) January 14, 2013
Jodie Foster is truly a phenomenal talent.Well deserved!— Lacey Chabert (@IamLaceyChabert) January 14, 2013
I was following along so intently but Jodie Foster kind of lost me at the very end. I'm confused.— Sal Vulcano (@SalVulcano) January 14, 2013
Jodie Foster just erased every other @goldenglobes 2013 moment with that speech. What else even happened? Bill Clinton something something?— TribecaFilm Festival (@TribecaFilmFest) January 14, 2013
The highlights of my evening (aside from the obvious) were Bill Clinton and Jodie Foster. Also seeing Adele turns out to be like seeingG-d— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 14, 2013
Over the years, Foster had come under withering criticism from the gay community for not publicly recognizing she was gay.
The two-time best actress Oscar winner for "The Silence of the Lambs" and "The Accused" said she had valued her privacy because of her early acting career, which started at the age of three.
"If you had been a public figure from the time that you were a toddler, if you'd had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, then maybe you, too, might value privacy above all else," she said.