Jodie Foster delivered a compelling speech at the 70th Golden Globe Awards that had the A-List audience in tears.
While not explicitly stating she is gay, the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award winner came out for the first time, publicly acknowledged her former romantic partner and co-parent, Cydney Bernard.
Back in the press room, Foster told reporters, “The speech kind of speaks for itself. It’s a big, long career, and it’s not just a career; it’s friendships and relationships … I feel like I am graduating from something … And it’s a big moment, and I wanted to say, you know, what’s most in my heart.”
The internet was immediately buzzing in response to Jodie’s speech, which you can watch here if you missed it. Many celebrities, some whom were right there in the room for the speech, joined fans at home in tweeting their reactions. Here are a few of the highlights:
Rosie O’Donnell: “jodie foster – rather amazing speech:
Kathy Griffin: “I’m a big #JodieFoster fan, especially 2nite. Her speech tells LGBT youth: America has evolved, b proud of who u are!!”
Kelly Osbourne: “f*** yeah Jodie Foster your speech is amazing!!!”
Jose Canseco: “Wow Jodie Foster at goldenglobes makes me want to join the lesbians”
Emmy Rossum: “Jodie Foster is an inspiration. Incredible speaker. So moving.”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “Jodie Foster. You are perfection. I love you”
Richard Dreyfuss: Jodie Foster is one of the most amazing actresses of all time. More than tha”t she’s one of the most amazing people”
Ricky Gervais: “When a rich, famous woman comes out as gay, you always get fat blokes saying ‘what a waste’ like they’d have a chance if she was straight.
Lena Dunham: “The highlights of my evening (aside from the obvious) were Bill Clinton and Jodie Foster. Also seeing Adele turns out to be like seeing G-d”
Chelsea Clinton: “Thank you #JodieFoster for your sharing your grace & grit over 47 yrs, and most of all tonight.”
Patricia Heaton: “I just watched #JodieFoster’s Golden Globes speech, and now I have to get my makeup retouched as it’s running down my face! What class!”
Kristin Chenowith: “I love Jodie Foster.”
Valerie Bertinelli: “I love Jodie Foster.”
Ryan Murphy: “I love Jodie Foster so much.”
Questlove: “…so Jodie Foster is single eh?”