This year’s Golden Globe nominees were announced today. And while Joe Wright’s historical romance Atonement cleaned house, garnering 7 nods in this round, there was still room enough for Jodie Foster. After learning of her best actress nomination for her role in Neil Jordan’s The Brave One today, Ms. Foster, 45, apparently reacted with glee. “I can’t wait to have some rubber chicken and listen to the unscripted banter with all of those fine actresses,” she said, according to the AP.
Of course, the operative word here is neither rubber nor chicken; it just has to be actresses. That’s because today is also when CNN.com decided to out the heretofore cagey actress, calling her a lesbian. In the segment, “Jodie Foster thanks gay partner,” (which you can view here), the news outlet’s entertainment correspondent, Kiki King, drew this conclusion from a recent speech Ms. Foster delivered. On Dec. 4, the star of the forthcoming Nim’s Island was given the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award. During her thank-you routine, Ms. Foster acknowledged “my beautiful Cydney, who sticks with me through all the rotten and the bliss.” She was almost certainly referring to her “best friend,” Cydney Bernard.