Lansbury, who recently returned from injury, started the Championship game against Brighton at the City Ground and played for the entire 90 minutes.
Former Forest midfielder Hodge was impressed with the performance of the 25-year-old against the Seagulls.
"Lansbury has been the star man for me by a country mile,” said the former Leeds United man on BBC Radio Nottingham towards the latter stages of the match.
Hodge: "Lansbury has been the star man for me by a country mile" #nffc level at 1-1— BBC Nottingham Sport (@BBCRNS) April 11, 2016
Lansbury is one of the best players in the current Forest squad and was quite impressive against Brighton.
The former Arsenal prospect took three shots, had a pass accuracy of 64%, created two chances, put in three crosses, attempted one dribble, won 100% of his tackles, and made one interception and one block.
The Englishman was deployed in an advanced midfield position against Brighton, and given his strong display, he is likely to be played in that role from now on.
Captain Lansbury did squander a good opportunity to score in the second half, though, as Brighton won 2-1 against Forest at the City Ground.