by HFPA November 6, 2012

Jodie Foster reacted with enthusiasm to the news that she was the recipient of the Cecil B. deMille Award at the 70th Golden Globes:

"I am psyched to receive the Cecil B. deMille Award at the Golden Globe ceremony this year. It will be my 47 th year in the film business and I am just as in love with making movies as ever. What better film school than growing up on movie sets? What better way to celebrate my 50th birthday year than to be surrounded by my industry peers? This award is just a fantastic marker on the road to even more adventures in film making. "

The Cecil B. deMille Award will be presented to Foster at the 70th Annual Golden Globe® Awards on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors, the Cecil B. deMille Award is given annually to the talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Morgan Freeman was bestowed with the honor last year. Previous honorees include Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, Walt Disney, Harrison Ford, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Frank Sinatra, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, among many others.