Full of delighted surprise, acting and directing legend Jodie Foster picked up a Golden Globe tonight for her starring role in the political thriller The Mauritanian.
Foster accepted the award while sitting on her couch with her wife, Alexsandra Hedison. The pair kissed immediately after the win was announced. "I love my wife, thank you Alex!" she said while petting her dog. She and Hedison married in 2014.
In The Mauritanian, Foster played Nancy Hollander, a lawyer who represents one of the men accused of planning and organizing the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Mohamedou Ould Slahi. The film is based on Slahi's book Guantanamo Diary.
"I'm a little speechless," she said in her acceptance speech, while wearing Prada pajamas. "I just never expected to be here again."
Foster was up against a stacked category of actresses including Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy, Olivia Colman for The Father, Amanda Seyfriend for Mank, and Helena Zengel for News of The World.
This is her fourth Golden Globe, including the Cecil B. Demille Award, which she recieved in 2013. Previously she won for The Accused in 1988 and The Silence of the Lambs in 1992. She's been nominated a total of eight times.
Also tonight, Gillian Anderson won a Golden Globe for The Crown, and straight actor Rosamund Pike won for playing a lesbian in I Care a Lot.