The Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the announcement on Thursday (Nov 1).
Foster will collect the award at the 70th annual Golden Globes on Jan 13.
“Jodie is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career,” said HFPA president Takla-O’Reilly. “Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She’s truly one of a kind.”