YouTube Jodie Foster Golden Globes Speech: 5 Highlights You Missed the First Time


Jodie Foster's acceptance speech at the Golden Globes featured the 50-year-old actress, who received the Cecil B. DeMille award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" after 47 years of acting, making a declaration that she admitted to being "a little nervous about."

Foster continued, "[This is not going to] 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."

While the internet today is abuzz with what Foster's coming out (or re-coming out) and possible retirement might mean, her speech was ripe with other equally provocative, pithy and profound statements. Here are the top five moments from her seven minute speech you might have missed the first time around.

1."You know, I was going to bring my walker tonight, but it just didn't go with the cleavage."

2. "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."

3. "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."

4. "Privacy. Some day, in the future, people will look back and remember how beautiful it once was."

5. "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."