Watch - Jodie Foster Comes Out At Golden Globes 2013

On Sunday night at the Golden Globes ceremony, Jodie Foster finally came out of the closet. After accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement, Foster, 50, publicly acknowledged that she is gay.

After being introduced by Robert Downey Jr., Foster said, "While I’m here being all confessional, I just have the sudden urge to say something I’ve never been able to air in public. A declaration that I’m a little nervous about. Not quite as nervous as my publicist, huh, Jennifer? But uh, you know, I’m just going to put it out there. Loud and proud. I’m going to need your support. I am -- single!"

The intensely private Foster then spoke about her private life, "I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the Stone Age. In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends, and family, coworkers and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met. But now apparently every celebrity is expected to expose the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a reality show."

Foster also took time to thank her former partner, Cydney Bernard.

"There is no way I could ever stand here without acknowledging one of the deepest loves of my life, my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul-sister in life, my confessor, ski buddy, conciliere, and BFF of 20 years, Cydney Bernard," she says. "Thank you, Cyd. I am so proud of our modern family, our amazing sons, Charlie and Kit, who are my reason to breathe and to evolve, my blood and soul. And boys, in case you didn't know it, this song, like all of this, this song is for you.

Though 50 seems young to be receiving a lifetime achievement award, Foster pointed out in accepting her award, “Trust me, 47 years in the film business is a long time. … but tonight, I feel like the prom queen”

She ended her speech with, “Here’s to the next 50 years.”