The Straits Times
Published on Nov 02, 2012

Jodie Foster wins award from Globes organisers


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - United States actress and director Jodie Foster won a coveted prize on Thursday from the organisers of the Golden Globes, to be presented at the annual film awards show in January.

The 49-year-old, who won a Golden Globe and Oscar for her role in 1991's Silence Of The Lambs, was named recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's (HFPA) Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Previous honourees include Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg, Judy Garland, Harrison Ford, Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra, Bette Davis and Lucille Ball. Morgan Freeman received the award at this year's show in January.

"Jodie is a multi-faceted woman (who) has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career," said HFPA chief Aida Takla O'Reilly.