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Laurie Metcalf wins Best Supporting Actress

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Laurie Metcalf wins Best Supporting Actress for Lady Bird at AARP’s 17th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards. Available to viewers for the first time ever, Great Performances presents the broadcast premiere of the Movies for Grownups® Awards with AARP The Magazine on Friday, February 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.

”Lady Bird to me is a beautiful reminder that we can’t let what we want for one another get in the way of our love for one another,” Metcalf said. “And it’s hard to let lady birds go. I’ve had to do it myself a number of times. We cross our fingers and hope that the world will be as gentle with them as it possibly can be. And that’s all any mother has wished for her daughter – a better life and a better world to live it in.”

LAURIE METCALF: It's an honor to be here. I had the amazing good fortune to work with these two incredible women in, behind Lady Bird. Greta Gerwig who not only wrote but directed this beautiful beautiful movie and Saoirse Ronan who is literally the best scene partner than any actor could wish for Lady Bird to me is a beautiful reminder that we can't let what we want for one another get in the way of our love for one another. And it's hard to let lady birds go.

I've had to do it myself a number of times. We cross our fingers and hope that the world will be as gentle with them as it possibly can be and that's all any mother has wished for her daughter - a better life in a better world to live it in. I I would like to thank A 24, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Evelyn O'Neal... everyone who poured their heart and souls into the making of Lady Bird and especially AARP for this beautiful recognition. Thank you very much.

[Clapping]