Jodie Foster, 49, has been chosen to get the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Golden Globes for her work as an actress, director and producer.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association picked Foster to receive the accolade because she is "is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career".
HFPA president Aida Takla-O'Reilly said in a statement: "Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She's truly one of a kind."
The announcement was made Thursday morning by Kristen Stewart and The Mentalist
star Simon Baker at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The Cecil B. DeMille Award is chosen by the board
of directors for the Foreign Press Association - which includes 90 reporters who cover Hollywood for overseas outlets.
Previous recipients of the prestigious accolade include Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Barbra Streisand. The 2013 Golden Globes will take place on January 13, 2013.