Jodie Foster Golden Globes 2013 Awards Acceptance Speech - Video And Transcript


Jodie Foster's name is once again trending after so many years of not making big noise at TV and Movie screen. The reason? well aside from being awarded with the Cecile B. DeMille Award for outstanding contribution to entertainment world, she also revealed something for the world to know. Jodie foster revealed via her Golden Globes 2013 speech that she is single and she's a gay (lesbian).

The veteran actress who kept her life really private as much as possible, told the whole world about her real sexuality at Sunday night's Golden Globes 2013.

Jodie Foster With The Cecile B. DeMille Award - AP Photo

For more information, check and watch the video below of Jodie Foster Golden Globes 2013 acceptance speech along with some of the winners of the said awarding ceremonies.

Winners, Losers And Jodi Foster's Rant At Golden Globes

And if you wanted to read out loud what Jodie Foster said, here is the transcript.

Golden Globes 2013: Transcript of Jodie Foster's speech via LATIMES.COM

Here is a transcript of Jodie Foster's acceptance speech in receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award at Sunday night's Golden Globes:

"Well, for all of you 'SNL' fans, I’m 50! I’m 50! You know, I need to do that without this dress on, but you know, maybe later at Trader Vic’s, boys and girls. What do you say? I’m 50! You know, I was going to bring my walker tonight but it just didn’t go with the cleavage.
"Robert [Downey Jr.], I want to thank you for everything: for your bat-crazed, rapid-fire brain, the sweet intro. I love you and Susan and I am so grateful that you continually talk me off the ledge when I go on and foam at the mouth and say, 'I’m done with acting, I’m done with acting, I’m really done, I’m done, I’m done.'
"Trust me, 47 years in the film business is a long time. You just ask those Golden Globes, because you crazy kids, you’ve been around here forever. You know, Phil you’re a nut, Aida, Scott — thank you for honoring me tonight. It is the most fun party of the year, and tonight I feel like the prom queen.
"Thank you. Looking at all those clips, you know, the hairdos and the freaky platform shoes, it’s like a home-movie nightmare that just won’t end, and all of these people sitting here at these tables, they’re my family of sorts, you know. Fathers mostly. Executives, producers, the directors, my fellow actors out there, we’ve giggled through love scenes, we’ve punched and cried and spit and vomited and blown snot all over one another — and those are just the costars I liked. But you know more than anyone else I share my most special memories with members of the crew. Blood-shaking friendships, brothers and sisters. We made movies together, and you can’t get more intimate than that.
"So while I’m here being all confessional, I guess I have a sudden urge to say something that I’ve never really been able to air in public. So, a declaration that I’m a little nervous about but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist right now, huh Jennifer? But I’m just going to put it out there, right? Loud and proud, right? So I’m going to need your support on this.
"I am single. Yes I am, I am single. No, I’m kidding — but I mean I’m not really kidding, but I’m kind of kidding. I mean, thank you for the enthusiasm. Can I get a wolf whistle or something? [Audio is silent for seven seconds] ... be a big coming-out speech tonight because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age, in those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually, proudly to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met. But now I’m told, apparently that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a prime-time reality show.
"You know, you guys might be surprised, but I am not Honey Boo Boo Child. No, I’m sorry, that’s just not me. It never was and it never will be. Please don’t cry because my reality show would be so boring. I would have to make out with Marion Cotillard or I’d have to spank Daniel Craig’s bottom just to stay on the air. It’s not bad work if you can get it, though.
"But seriously, 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. Privacy.  Some day, in the future, people will look back and remember how beautiful it once was.
"I have given everything up there from the time that I was 3 years old. That’s reality-show enough, don’t you think?
"There are a few secrets to keeping your psyche intact over such a long career. The first, love people and stay beside them. That table over there, 222, way out in Idaho, Paris, Stockholm, that one, next to the bathroom with all the unfamous faces, the very same faces for all these years. My acting agent, Joe Funicello — Joe, do you believe it, 38 years we’ve been working together? Even though he doesn’t count the first eight.
"Matt Saver, Pat Kingsley, Jennifer Allen, Grant Niman and his uncle Jerry Borack, may he rest in peace. Lifers. My family and friends here tonight and at home, and of course, Mel Gibson. You know you save me too.
"There is no way I could ever stand here without acknowledging one of the deepest loves of my life, my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life, my confessor, ski buddy, consigliere, most beloved BFF of 20 years, Cydney Bernard. Thank you, Cyd. I am so proud of our modern family. Our amazing sons, Charlie and Kit, who are my reason to breathe and to evolve, my blood and soul. And boys, in case you didn’t know it, this song, all of this, this song is for you.
"This brings me to the greatest influence of my life, my amazing mother, Evelyn. Mom, I know you’re inside those blue eyes somewhere and that there are so many things that you won’t understand tonight. But this is the only important one to take in: I love you, I love you, I love you. And I hope that if I say this three times, it will magically and perfectly enter into your soul, fill you with grace and the joy of knowing that you did good in this life. You’re a great mom. Please take that with you when you’re finally OK to go.
"You see, Charlie and Kit, sometimes your mom loses it too. I can’t help but get moony, you know. This feels like the end of one era and the beginning of something else. Scary and exciting and now what? Well, I may never be up on this stage again, on any stage for that matter. Change, you gotta love it. I will continue to tell stories, to move people by being moved, the greatest job in the world. It’s just that from now on, I may be holding a different talking stick. And maybe it won’t be as sparkly, maybe it won’t open on 3,000 screens, maybe it will be so quiet and delicate that only dogs can hear it whistle. But it will be my writing on the wall. Jodie Foster was here, I still am, and I want to be seen, to be understood deeply and to be not so very lonely.
"Thank you, all of you, for the company. Here’s to the next 50 years."

Phew!, that was quite a lot to read, don't you think?

17 comments:

Marie said...

Thanks for sharing this! I have always liked Jodie and her honesty as to her gender preference really touched me

sarj said...

oh, never thought that she's lesbian. Have watched a few of her films from way back. Love her acting, love her style. love her on her gender pref.I just love Jodie.

Rochkirstin Santos said...

Whoa. Her revelation of being a member of the LTBG came as a surprise!

Franc Ramon said...

It takes real courage for her to reveal her preference so it's admirable. That aside, she's a good actress.

iaadamlim said...

I like what she said that being an actress since 3 is more than enough reality show for her. She is amazing as she has been so grounded even after all her achievements. She is actually one of my favorite actresses.

papaleng said...

Jodie Foster is among the Oscar Best Actress awardee who has earned a college degree. Such a good talent and her revelation did surprised many.

jsncruz said...

I honestly didn't expect that piece of news when she revealed it. I suppose reaching that age played a part to it...

Orly Ballesteros said...

I watched this and am inspired by Jodie Foster's speech! Grabe super talaga.

Mai Flores said...

My cousin, who is a lesbian, used to work in Hollywood. She already knew that Jodie was gay years ago. So this revelation didn't come out as a surprise to me while reading it. :) Nonetheless, I have high respect for Jodie. She is indeed a well-talented person. Here's to 50 more years for her!

Jo-Ann said...

I like Jodie she is a great actress, I have watched her in Hannibal and she is awesome in acting.

Noks Sosa said...

Well, now that the world knows that she's gay, hope she can finally have a life that she wants. I have so much respect with people like her, having the courage of revealing the truth about her sexuality, not everybody can do that. To be accepted in this society, you have to accept what you are first. I salute her!

lovemindanao said...

jodie got my respect for standing out and being just who she is . she deserve all the love in the world . she did quite a number of contribution in the entertainment world and I congratulate her.

MaryJane Tauyan said...

wow! that sounds amazing! i've been a fan of her ever since and her movies are still the faves of my husband and me. i wont disgust if she's a gay lesbian! i dont even care to that issue! i still love her hehe xx

Mahal Ceasar said...

I love her and I respect her views. Great actress indeed.

Gemma Defeo-Hilotin said...

I've always liked her acting! She's really good! It's quite a speech too.. very revealing of who she really is! Kudos!

markpogi said...

I got surprised with her revelation but still her acting skills are above among her peers.

ralph said...

a long speech but still not enough to thank people in her life for the past 50 years... she's indeed close to mel... congrats, jodie. Yahweh bless.

 

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