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Golden Globe winner Jodie Foster explains why she name-dropped Aaron Rodgers in acceptance speech

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On Sunday, Jodie Foster won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, for her performance in The Mauritanian.

And during her acceptance speech, viewers may have been surprised by one of the people she thanked, Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.

The mention stretches back to a similar occurrence from Rodgers, who thanked Foster in his NFL MVP acceptance speech, and who recently announced his engagement to Mauritanian co-star Shailene Woodley.

In a backstage interview following her win, Foster told Yahoo Entertainment, “I decided that not only am I a huge Packers fan, but I am a MVP. I am [a] competitive MVP with Aaron Rogers!”

She also clarified that she has “never met” Rodgers and also that she didn’t set him up with Woodley.

“I did not set up Shailene and Aaron,” she said. “But it is possible that I do like to talk about how much I love the Green Bay Packers … Shailene is very aware of my enthusiasm for the team.”