Alfre Woodard, Jason Clarke, Mark Hamill, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, Shari Belafonte, Willem Dafoe, Kelly Marie Tran, Doug Jones, Michael Gracey, Molly Bloom and others join award-winning actor and host Alan Cumming at a Star-Studded Evening on Monday, Feb. 5 in Los Angeles
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today the official presenters for the 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards. Alfre Woodard, Jason Clarke, Mark Hamill, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, Shari Belafonte, Willem Dafoe, Kelly Marie Tran, Doug Jones, Michael Gracey, Molly Bloom and others will join host Alan Cumming at the star-studded event that will be celebrated on Monday, February 5th at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills. The awards celebrate 2017’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognize the inspiring artists who make them.
“When the editors of AARP The Magazine decided 16 years ago that is was time to challenge Hollywood’s perspective on aging, we hoped that the Movies for Grownups Awards would ignite a cultural change,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. “This year, it is clear that change has arrived. There’s been an explosion of movies that disrupt conventional thoughts on aging, and 17 of the top 20 box office stars are over 50. We are proud to celebrate these extraordinary movies and filmmakers.”
The Movies for Grownups® Awards will also be broadcast for the first time. Co-produced by the GREAT PERFORMANCES series, the awards premiere Friday, February 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS, (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.
Event proceeds raise funds for AARP Foundation, AARP’s charitable affiliate, which works to end senior poverty by building economic opportunity and social connections for vulnerable older adults in L.A. and across the country. Chase Card Services, through its AARP® Credit Card from Chase, is the presenting sponsor of the 17th annual AARP’s Movies for Grownups® Awards.
“We want to empower struggling seniors to transform their story, to make it one in which they have every opportunity to thrive,” said Lisa Marsh Ryerson, president, AARP Foundation. “Across the country, we are sparking bold, innovative solutions that foster resilience, strengthen communities and restore hope to people in need.”
With weekly news and reviews, nationwide screenings, and an annual awards event, AARP’s Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise continues to champion movies for grownups, by grownups. For more information about AARP’s Movies for Grownups® Awards, go online to www.aarp.org/moviesforgrownups.
The complete list of the 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards Nominees:
- Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: Get Out, Lady Bird, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Best Actress: Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul), Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Meryl Streep (The Post)
- Best Actor: Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes), Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks (The Post), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)
- Best Supporting Actress: Holly Hunter (The Big Sick), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Melissa Leo (Novitiate), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
- Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Laurence Fishburne (Last Flag Flying), Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World)
- Best Director: Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Reginald Hudlin (Marshall), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World) and Steven Spielberg (The Post)
- Best Screenwriter: Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water), James Ivory (Call Me by Your Name), Anthony McCarten (Darkest Hour), Steven Rogers (I, Tonya), Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game)
- Best Ensemble: Get Out, Girls Trip, Last Flag Flying, Mudbound, Murder on the Orient Express
- Best Grownup Love Story: Breathe, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, The Leisure Seeker, Our Souls at Night, The Greatest Showman
- Best Intergenerational Film: The Big Sick, The Florida Project, Lady Bird, Marjorie Prime, Wonder
- Best Time Capsule: Battle of the Sexes, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, I, Tonya, The Post
- Readers’ Choice Poll: Beauty and the Beast, Dunkirk, Get Out, Girls Trip, Last Flag Flying, Murder on the Orient Express, The Post, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Wonder, Wonder Woman
- Best Documentary: Dolores, Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, I Am Not Your Negro, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
- Best Foreign Film: Chavela (Mexico), The Insult (Lebanon), Like Crazy (Italy), A Taxi Driver (South Korea), The Women’s Balcony (Israel)
About AARP The Magazine’s Movies For Grownups® Awards’ Philanthropic Goals
The annual Movies for Grownups® Awards raises funds for AARP Foundation, AARP’s affiliated charity, which helps struggling people 50-plus around the country transform their lives through programs, services and vigorous legal advocacy. The Foundation works to increase economic opportunity and social connections to prevent and reduce senior poverty.
About AARP The Magazine
With more than 38 million readers, AARP The Magazine is the nation’s largest circulation magazine – and the definitive lifestyle publication – for Americans 50 and older. AARP The Magazine delivers targeted content in three demographic versions – for readers age 50 to 59, 60 to 69 and 70-plus – including health and fitness features, financial guidance, consumer information and tips, celebrity interviews, and book and movie reviews. AARP has been publishing a magazine for members since its founding in 1958. AARP The Magazine is published bimonthly in print and continually online. Learn more at www.aarp.org/magazine/.
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