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2021 Golden Globes

Jodie Foster wins a Golden Globe in another big surprise

Another shock winner has been picked at the 2021 Golden Globes.

Jodie Foster on Sunday won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her performance in The Mauritanian. It was a major upset, as pundits widely thought the winner would either be Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy, Amanda Seyfried for Mank, or Olivia Colman for The Father. This was the latest surprise win at show after an earlier upset for Rosamund Pike for I Care a Lot.

No one seemed more shocked by the win than Foster herself, who even jokingly suggested Jamie Lee Curtis could have read the wrong name.

"Are you kidding me?" Foster said. "I think you made a mistake."

Seyfried had at one point been seen as the Best Supporting Actress frontrunner in the Oscar race, although that narrative came into question after she was not nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Now, with this Golden Globe win, Foster may pick up some serious momentum two months ahead of the Oscars.