The Cecil B. DeMille award is given to an individual who has made an impact on entertainment. Some previous recipients have been Lucille Ball, Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn.
HFPA President, Adia Takla-O’Reilly, commented on why they picked Foster:
Jodie is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career. Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She’s truly one of a kind.
The Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air on January 13.
Jodie Foster to Be Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes (The Hollywood Reporter)