It also garnered quite a reaction on Twitter among her celebrity fans, many of whom applauded her for seemingly coming out as a lesbian without ever explicitly saying it.
Here's a roundup of their reactions:
Alan Cumming: "Aww Jodie Foster, I would like to be your friend."
Emmy Rossum: "Jodie Foster is an inspiration. Incredible speaker. So moving."
Marlee Matlin: "Jodie Foster at the #GoldenGlobes. Pure Jodie, rightfully defending her privacy while doing it with brains and a smile. She is pure class."
Bret Easton Ellis: "Jodie Foster speech: doesn't really come out, brags about being 50, kills off her mother, celebrated by the LBGT community for coming out…"
Lacy Chabert: Jodie Foster is truly a phenomenal talent. Well deserved!"
Adam Shankman: "In the most beautiful and real way, Jodie Foster just stole the #goldenglobes"