Jodie Foster celebrated her Golden Globe win last night in true lesbian style: on her couch in stylish pajamas snuggled with dog Ziggy and wife Alexandra Hedison, with whom she shared a kiss following the announcement.
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The win came as a surprise to Foster, who claimed the Globe for her role in the legal thriller, “The Mauritanian.” “Oh my god, are you kidding me?” the actress said in her acceptance speech. “I’m a little speechless. I just never expected to ever be here again and, um, wow, I have to thank all of my amazing filmmakers.”
Foster also thanked her wife (and Ziggy, who sported a bowtie that matched Foster’s pj set).
The out actress has been publicly quiet about her sexuality, and her relationships with women, which makes the on-air kiss — as well as the cozy domestic scene — a rare public display for Foster. The actress had come out publicly eight years before — also at the Golden Globes — after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.
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Foster has been married to Hedison — a photographer and former actress, who played Dylan Moreland on “The L Word” and dated Ellen DeGeneres — since 2014.
Other winners from last night’s socially-distanced ceremony include Audra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”), the second Black woman to win the award for Best Actress in a Drama, and Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”), who became the first Asian woman to win Best Director.
Although the winners are more reflective of the film industry’s diversity, the Foreign Press — which manages the Golden Globes — was criticized for the lack of representation within its own ranks.
“I hope that this time next year, this ceremony reflects the true breadth and diversity of the film and television being made today,” said out actor Dan Levy, who accepted the award for Best Television Series (“Schitt’s Creek”), “because there is so much more to be celebrated.”