The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced this morning that they will be presenting Jodie Foster with their highest honor, the 2013 Cecil B. DeMille Award.
"Jodie is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career. Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She’s truly one of a kind," HFPA President Aida Takla-O'Reilly said in a statement to The Los Angeles Times.
The Cecil B. DeMille Award, which is bestowed annually on "talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment," will be presented to Foster at the 70th annual Golden Globes, which are set to air on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 13, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The honor was announced at a press conference by presenters Simon Baker and Kristen Stewart, who previously appeared alongside Foster in the 2002 hit "The Panic Room."
Foster, 49, received her first Oscar nomination for 1976's "Taxi Driver" and has since appeared in over 40 films, winning Best Actress Oscars for 1989's "The Accused" and 1992's "The Silence of the Lambs." She has also won two Golden Globes out of seven nominations.
Last year's winner of the Cecil B. DeMille award was Morgan Freeman. Previous winners have included Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro, Walt Disney and Audrey Hepbrun among others.