Golden Glob: Jodie Foster’s jumble of an awards speech; Like an ‘episode of Lost’

Golden Globe award show viewers may not have understood a word actress Jodie Foster said when she accepted her lifetime achievement accolades tonight, but they seem to agree she was…genuine. Her name is trending, if it’s any consolation to the forlorn star.

Watch it for yourselves:

  • Brett McMicken

    she was channeling joe biden. that said, she looks great!

  • Dan Thorpe

    I may disagree with some of Hollywood’s politics sometimes, but as an aspiring producer Jodie is one of the greatest actresses of her time. I don’t remember a movie that I have seen her in that I did not like. Sometimes politics just have to take a break.

    • Brett McMicken

      it’s very interesting that she is big buddies with mel gibson.

      • Dan Thorpe

        Why is that? Rumor was that when they filmed Maverick together they became good friends.

        • Brett McMicken

          i knew it was from working on maverick. for some reason, it just seems like an odd friendship. then again, her staring in maverick was, in my opinion, something of an unusual role for her. maybe it’s because she is more of a dramatic actress and he was more of an action star (though, he had his dramatic movies and comedies, too)

          • Dan Thorpe

            I think you take roles your drawn to. I quite liked Jodie in that movie.

          • Brett McMicken

            i agree with you. she was great in silence of the lambs.

  • nc

    I actually tuned in just before her speech and so I saw the whole thing live. What a train wreck! I know she got some special lifetime achievement award, but she must have rambled on for at least 10 minutes and no music or any attempt to cut her off. Meanwhile, Best Picture and Actor/Actress winners got about 30 seconds each before they got utzed off.

    Don’t know what her point was, but it sure came across, at least to me, as self-indulgent.

    • Dan Thorpe

      She was accepting the Cecille B. DeMille award which is the most prestigious award the Hollywood Foreign Press gives out. The reason they don’t cut her off is for that reason. While her speech was scatter shot, it came off as heart felt and genuine.

  • Guest

    I actually quite liked it. The people who are trashing her because they didn’t understand it (?!?!) say more about themselves than about Jodie Foster and her speech. Just as I refuse to stop liking Bruce Springsteen just because I disagree with his politics, I also can’t see the point in bagging Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech.

    Seriously, was it too “complicated” for you punters, or is your reaction just knee-jerk dislike of Hollywood types?

  • Ron

    I though Nell was making that speech last night!!

  • Stone Bryson

    I’m obviously in the minority, but I don’t see the big deal here. She
    spoke from the heart like an artist; her speech was not the
    micro-managed presentation of an emotionally coiffed attention whore,
    but words delivered – once again – as an artist. A true artist.

    I liked it… it was refreshing, in my very humble opinion.

  • Samh09

    Do you people realize that during their whole lives that Jodie’s boys will always be Foster children?

  • Kara Moore

    Hey, the lady talked about growing up weird, her mom with dementia, her sons, wanting privacy and an ex-girlfriend. What was rambling about it? Did people expect her to just get up there and say “I’m gay” then walk off the stage? She does not want her own reality show, perfume, or displayed on magazine covers. But you have to admit, when you are young and a man tries to assassinate a president to prove their love to you, that might make you a little leery of publicity.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    I’m afraid I have some more bad news.

    Water is wet.

  • Dan Thorpe

    wasn’t news to me, people always suspected it or at least I did. Does not affect my opinion of her as an actress.