Jodie Foster's Kiss To Her Wife At The Golden Globes Has Everyone Talking

Jodie Foster planted a big kiss on wife Alexandra Hedison's lips during the 2021 Golden Globe Awards on Feb. 28, 2021 in an adorable moment that has everybody talking.

Foster was clearly in a celebratory mood after she won the award for Best Supporting Movie Actress for her performance in The Mauritanian, beating out Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy, Olivia Colman's performance in The Father, Amanda Seyfried in Mank, and News of the World's Helena Zengel. In the movie — also starring Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley, and Benedict Cumberbatch — Foster plays Nancy Hollander, the real-life defense attorney of Mohamedou Ould Salahi. The production is based on Salahi's 2015 memoir Guantánamo Diary, which tells his story of being held without charge for 14 years at Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.

Foster was clearly overwhelmed by her win and the sweet interaction with her wife got plenty of attention as the ceremony aired on NBC, Hulu Plus Live TV, and YouTubeTV. Keep reading to find out why.

What really happened between Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison at the Globes

Jodie Foster's 2021 Golden Globes acceptance speech for Best Supporting Movie Actress can be seen via NBC's Twitter account and shows the star thanking her co-stars and declaring her love for her wife, Alexandra Hedison. Hedison was proudly by Foster's side as she accepted the gong from home via video link, with both wearing pajamas. The latter began her speech by planting a big kiss on her wife's lips as they sat on the sofa together with their dog, who The Independent reported is a terrier cross named Ziggy.

"Oh, my god, are you kidding me?! I think you made a mistake," Foster said, per Just Jared, adding that she was "speechless" and didn't expect to win again. "I have to thank all of my amazing filmmakers, Kevin McDonald, Tahar Rahim, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shailene Woodley... The real life people, Nancy Hollander, and most of all, the person that we all serve, we love you Mohamedou Ould Salahi, you taught us so much about being a human being, and being joyful and forgiving, that's a lesson you give to all of us."

Foster also thanked Hedison and made a reference to football player Aaron Rodgers, seemingly as a nod to his shoutout for her when he confirmed his surprise engagement to Woodley in February 2021. "I love my wife, thank you Alex and Ziggy and Aaron Rodgers, the Hollywood Foreign Press, right? This is awesome! What a night!" the actor said.

How viewers reacted to Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison's kiss

It's safe to say Jodie Foster's sweet PDA with wife Alexandra Hedison went down very well with Golden Globes viewers, as social media was flooded with praise for the couple.

"Jodie Foster has been one of my role models since I came out in 1993. She's led an admirably private life; to see her so happy & kiss her wife on TV is quite something to many of us. Yes, even in 2021. It's the little things. Every ounce of representation matters. #GoldenGlobes," one person tweeted. "I just watched Jodie Foster kiss her wife on camera. This is something I never thought I would see, and I am extremely emotional about it," another wrote.

"Love Jodie Foster's completely genuine and natural reaction including kiss with wife and loving on their dog #GoldenGlobes2021," a third viewer tweeted. A fourth wrote on the social media site, "I was so happy to see Jodie Foster with her wife and looking so free! They kissed! And she was amazing in #TheMauritanian so deserved #GoldenGlobes."

Why Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison's Golden Globes kiss was so significant

Jodie Foster's decision to kiss Alexandra Hedison during the 2021 Golden Globes held extra significance. As reported by Page Six, the actor was notoriously private about her sexuality for years before she came out as gay on the award show eight years ago. Foster publicly confirmed her sexuality for the first time during the 70th Golden Globe Awards in 2013 while she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She told the crowd that she was "nervous," but felt "a sudden urge to say something."

"I'm just going to put it out there, loud and proud, right? I'm going to need your support on this. I am, uh... I'm single," she said, per The Hollywood Reporter, adding that she actually came out privately a long time ago. "Those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to friends and family and co-workers then gradually to everyone that knew her, everyone she actually met. But now apparently I'm told that every celebrity is to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance, and a primetime reality show," she joked.

She gave a shoutout to Cydney Bernard — who she shares sons Charlie and Kit with — describing her as her "ex-partner in love" and "most beloved BFF of 20 years." Foster then went on to marry Hedison in April 2014.