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Jodie Foster picks up Golden Globe for portrayal of ABQ lawyer

Jodie Foster as Nancy Hollander in The Mauritanian. Foster picked up a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of the Albuquerque lawyer. (Graham Bartholomew/STX)

It was a special night for Jodie Foster at the Golden Globes on Sunday.

The actress picked up the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role as Nancy Hollander in “The Mauritanian.”

Hollander — who is a partner at Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward in Albuquerque — worked with fellow Albuquerque lawyer Theresa Duncan to represent Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay.

Albuquerque lawyer Nancy Hollander. (Courtesy of FBD Law)

The film is based on Slahi’s memoir, “Guantánamo Diary,” published in 2015. It follows the imprisonment and the fight for freedom of Slahi, who was captured by the U.S. government in the West African country of Mauritania in 2001.

Foster took home the award in the category that featured Olivia Colman, Glenn Close, Amanda Seyfried and Helena Zengel.

“Are you kidding me —I think you made a mistake,” Foster said after her name was called. “I’m a little speechless and I just never expected to be here again.”

Foster went on to thank the cast, as well as Hollander, for the opportunity.

“The Mauritanian” will be available to rent online Tuesday.

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