Jane Lynch Praises Jodie Foster On Her Cecil B DeMille Award Speech

Megan Charles - Author

Dec. 21 2017, Updated 4:20 a.m. ET

Openly gayGlee actress, Jane Lynch, has commended Jodie Foster for opening up at the Golden Globes, and uninhibitedly talking about her sexuality. Last weekend, actress Jodie Foster, 50, used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, at the Golden Globes, to address her sexuality for the first time in public.

Lynch described the speech as “moving and touching.”

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“I loved that she shared a little bit about her inner life with us, and what she said about her mother (who suffers from dementia) broke my heart. I like the fact that she operates without telling everybody what she’s doing. It was a big moment that she let us into her private thoughts, and I’m really grateful I was there for it.”

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The Cecil B. DeMille Award is an honorary Golden Globe Award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. It was first presented on February 21, 1952 at the 9th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony. It is named in honor of its first recipient, American film director and producer Cecil B. DeMille.

The first woman to receive the honor was Judy Garland in 1962. At 39-years of age, she was also the youngest honoree ever to receive the award. Samuel Goldwyn, 90, in 1973, is the oldest on record.

Jodie Foster, well-known for her roles in films Silence of the Lambs and The Beaver, addressed to a live celebrity and television viewing audience:

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“A big coming out speech tonight … 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, co-workers and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her.”

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Pink News recalls Foster referring to her former partner, Cydney Bernard, during an awards acceptance speech in 2007 when she paid tribute to “my beautiful Cydney who sticks with me through all the rotten and the bliss.” The couple had two sons together before separating in 2009.



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