Kristen Stewart

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Jodie Foster stood up for Kristen Stewart in the midst of her infamous cheating scandal, and this morning, K.Stew surfaced to honor her longtime friend.

Stewart—who starred with Foster in the 2002 thriller Panic Room—along with Simon Baker and the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Aida Takla-O'Reilly, announced this morning that the talented thesp will be honored at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her incredible impact on the world of entertainment.

Selected by the HFPA board of directors, the 49-year-old actress is the youngest person to earn the honor since Charlton Heston in 1967.

The Twilight star kept it classy in a short gray dress and pointed-toe black pumps for the early morning announcement, having just spent the night before celebrating Halloween with beau Robert Pattinson

"This is a special moment for me," Kristen said at the press conference. "She's been really important in my life for a long time."

Although Stewart and Foster's friendship may seem unlikely, the two have had a longtime bond since they first worked together over 10 years ago, and the Silence of the Lambs actress spoke out in support of Stewart after the media frenzy surrounding her affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders.

Foster, who started out in the biz at the wee age of 3, certainly deserves the honor: She's won two Golden Globes, has been nominated seven times and has starred in over 40 films.

"Jodie is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career," Takla-O'Reilly said Thursday morning at the Beverly Hills Hotel. "Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She's truly one of a kind."

Past DeMille honorees include Morgan Freeman (who won last year), Audrey Hepburn, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand, among others.

Congratulations, Jodie!

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