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Movies for Grownups Awards 2020 with AARP The Magazine

This star-studded award ceremony hosted by Tony Danza celebrates movies for grownups, by grownups and features appearances by Renée Zellweger, Annette Bening, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien and many more.

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Next on 'Great Performances'...

I am so honored to stand in front of you grownups.

I told my wife I'd make it one day.

[ Laughter ]

Look for the annual Movies for Grownups Awards, honoring movies that matter...

I hope you see this movie.

I think it'll enrich you.

...that speak to the 50-plus audience...

That movie was really something.

...about love, friendship, family ties, and more.

A performance of a lifetime in a lifetime of great performances.

Join this year's Career Achievement Award-winner Annette Bening...

I should say something.

Can I have a line?

What we do from our heart is always the most valuable thing.

...and your host, Tony Danza...

♪ Let's start this A-list party ♪ ♪ the adult magazine ♪ Oh, that came out wrong.

...for this year's star-studded Movies for Grownups Awards with

Here on 'Great Performances' on PBS.

This might be my new favorite award show.

[ Cheers and applause ] [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

No maid, no valet, no nanny, even.

Are you always going to live like this?

Poor but sexy? I hope so.

♪ White shirt now red, my bloody nose ♪ ♪ Sleeping, you're on your tippy toes ♪

You love broken people like me.

♪ Like no one knows ♪ ♪ Think you're so criminal ♪ ♪ Bruises, on both... ♪

I believe we have some power over who we love, it isn't something that just happens to a person.

He's incredible neat.

She's brave.

He's brilliant.

She's very competitive.

He's very competitive.

Actors are required to do a lot of dangerous stuff.

♪ So you're a tough guy ♪ ♪ Like it really rough guy ♪ ♪ Just can't get enough guy ♪ ♪ Chest always so puffed guy ♪ ♪ I'm that bad type ♪

Just like the army -- you followed the orders... you got rewarded.

♪ I'm the bad guy ♪

You having a good time?


♪ Duh ♪

Nobody stops watching because of a conflict.

They stop watching when there isn't one.

[ Thunder booms ]

Your style and your methods are entirely different than mine.


♪ I like it when you take control ♪

I'm gonna be free or die.

♪ Even if you know that you don't ♪ ♪ Own me, I'll let you play the role ♪ ♪ I'll be your animal ♪ [ Cheers and applause ]

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome your host, Tony Danza.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

Good evening, good evening.

Good eve-- Holy mackerel.

I am Tony Danza.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am honored, honored to be your host tonight.

In fact, I am the anti-Ricky Gervais.

[ Laughter ] So if anybody wants to make a speech tonight, knock yourself out.

What can I tell ya?

I want to welcome you to the Movies for Grownups Awards with the magazine here on 'Great Performances' on PBS.

[ Cheers and applause ] Yes.

But I gotta tell you after that title, I need a nap.

I don't want to say anything.

And not because I'm older, by the way.

Not because I'm older, because it's a long title.

I don't want to talk about aging tonight.

Although this getting old is a new thing.

It's really -- you know, it is, and it's -- it's tough to do it oft-times with some dignity.

Age is kinda cagey.

It sneaks up on you like.

You know, it lulls you.

It says, 'Hey, don't worry.

It'll be gradual.

You won't even notice it.

You can hold it off with exercise and moisturizer.'

[ Laughter ] But it doesn't really matter, folks, really, because as I've matured, I have discovered that there are only three stages of life.

That's right. Only three.

There's youth, there's middle-age and there's 'you look good.'

[ Laughter ] So welcome to the 'we look good' stage of life, ladies and gentlemen.

[ Cheers and applause ] [ Chuckles ] Hey, listen, this is going to be a great party tonight, really.

And I have to tell you, looking out at this crowd, it's really -- I hope the audience can see what I'm seeing because it's -- it's really thrilling and awe inspiring.

All the people that I've admired and -- and, you know, it makes -- it makes me want to kind of drop some names, you know?

But nah, nah.

Don't drop names.

Don't drop names.

My friend Bobby De Niro told me that.

[ Laughter ] And speaking of Bobby, great movie 'The Irishman,' really terrific.

[ Cheers and applause ] Yes.

I would like to take this opportunity to -- to point out that I have the distinction of being the only Italian in showbiz who's not in 'The Irishman.'

[ Laughter ] I mean, after all, even 'The Irishman' is played by an Italian.

[ Laughter ] But it's okay.

And in defense of Mr. Scorsese and Bob, I didn't audition.

You know, I saw the title.

I didn't think I had a shot, you know?

Same thing with 'Little Women.'

[ Laughter ] Oh, by the way, the special effects in 'The Irishman,' pretty good.

I mean, really.

I mean, they made Robert De Niro, in those flashback scenes, they made Robert De Niro look so young he no longer qualifies for an AARP Award.

[ Laughter ] Congratulations, Bob, and by the way, you look good.

[ Laughter ] There were some fantastic other movies nominated this year, made for grownups by grownups I might add.

It's inspiring.

Many of them are based on real people and real events and -- like a great movie, 'The Two Popes,' ironically not Italian.

[ Applause ] 'Bombshell,' about some allegations that are definitely not fake news.

[ Applause ] Mr. Rogers and Dolomite, two gentlemen that have very different vocabularies.

There's 'Harriet' about Harriet Tubman, one of our greatest civil rights activists.

[ Applause ] There's 'Marriage Story.'

[ Cheers and applause ] Yeah, about a Hollywood divorce.

I dunno, me, eh -- a little too on the nose.

[ Laughter ] And there's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,' about a faded TV star who is trying to recapture fame... [ Laughter ] [ Applause ] It was set in the '60s before 'Dancing with the Stars.'

[ Laughter ] Anyway, the band and I, we got together and we came up with something to honor the evening.

You know, we, uh -- we did a little substitution.

You know the song 'L-O-V-E'? Well, now how about 'A-A-R-P'? ♪♪ ♪ A, career achievement star, Annette ♪ Congratulations, Annette.

[ Applause ] ♪ A, for Adam Sandler's gambling debt ♪ ♪♪ ♪ R, Renee's a beauty, singing proud as Judy ♪ ♪ P, a Pedro story of private 'Pain and Glory' ♪ ♪ And is Laura as a 'disso queen' ♪ ♪ Hanks as Rogers was a touching scene ♪ ♪ Here's a toast to Marty ♪ ♪ Let's start this A-list party ♪ ♪ the adult magazine ♪ Oh, that came out wrong... [ Tap dancing ] [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ And A, is Awkwafina's fond farewell ♪ ♪ A, Ailes' allegations in 'Bombshell' ♪ ♪ R, a Ronstadt doc, standards and country rock ♪ ♪ P, a puzzling plot that has you twisted in a knot ♪ ♪ And applauds your credits on the screen ♪ ♪ is celebrating year '19 ♪ ♪ Ready for your closeups ♪ ♪ Raise a glass to films for grownups ♪ ♪ the A-plus magazine ♪ ♪ is made for you and... ♪ [ Tap dancing ] ♪ Me ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] Thanks, Dan. Thank you.

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.

Hey, blame the band.

That's their fault.

Thanks, guys. Thank you.

[ Applause ] So let's start the night with the award for Best Foreign Film, and it is my pleasure to announce the winner.

We got here fast.

I don't know how that happens.

[ Laughter ] And I'm going to destroy this director's name.

I'm constantly doing this, but Pedro Almodovar's 'Pain and Glory.'

[ Cheers and applause ] In the director's deeply personal masterpiece, the great Antonio Banderas plays a filmmaker who is a bit jaded and past his prime.

And here's a look at the movie about loss, love and memory.

♪♪ [ All speaking in Spanish ] [ Applause ] [ ]

[ Chuckles ]

[ Laughs ] [ Women singing in Spanish ] ♪♪

[ Laughs ] ♪♪ [ Applause ]

It is an honor for me to present the award for Best Foreign Language Film to the director of 'Pain and Glory,' Pedro Almodovar.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ ♪♪

What I was telling him that this is really -- I apologize for having a difficult name to pronounce, Almodovar.

I can understand that.

I don't understand how I could be so successful here with this name.

Anyway, you know, it's a wonderful name, it's an Arab name.

'Al' is the article, Almodovar means 'conqueror.'

So look, treat me like a conqueror.

In any case, I am going to feel very happy, yes, with this, with this award, that of course means a lot to me.

And, you know, cinema is the most important experience of my life, both as a spectator and as a director.

In my films, the characters always go the movies, talk about films, and even explain themselves through the films they've seen.

In the case of 'Pain and Glory,' the protagonist's job is to make films.

Like Antonio Banderas' character, I cannot conceive my life without making movies.

It is precisely with Antonio that I want to share this award.

'Pain and Glory' really, I mean, wouldn't be the same without his dedicated, moving, and deep performance.

I know that all the directors say the same thing about the actors, but I mean, I'm sure that this is completely true.

Many thanks to the AARP members for this award.

I also want to share it with Sony Picture Classics and with my assistants, Lola, Barbara and Fernando.

They are helping me to grow old without it being too noticeable -- noticeable.

[ Applause ] So thank you.

Thank you so much.

And, oh, by the way, there is also a grownup actor that appears in 'Pain and Glory,' it's just a signal shot, from a 'Splendor in the Grass,' and it is a Mr. Warren Beatty.

It was for me really, I mean, a pleasure just to have him in one of my movies.

Thank you, you all. Thank you.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

We are so happy to be airing this show at the beginning of what we call the awards season.

'Cause I gotta tell you, it was really tough to rent a tux.

You know, you can't get one in Hollywood.

Now, tonight throughout the show we'll be sharing some moments from the nominated movies.

The first is based on the true story of a friendship between a beloved children's TV host and the troubled journalist assigned to profile him.

The other is a dramatic comedy about a family gathering together for a final goodbye.

Here are 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' and 'The Farewell.'

[ Applause ] ♪♪

Mr. Rogers, I'm here to interview you.

It is so nice to meet you.

You okay?

I'm profiling Mr. Rogers.

Lloyd, please don't ruin my childhood.


This piece will be for an issue about heroes.

Do you consider yourself a hero?


We are trying to give the world positives ways of dealing with their feelings.

Yeah? Like what?

There are many things you can do.

You could play all the lowest keys on a piano at the same time -- boom!

♪♪ Sometimes we have to ask for help.

And that's okay.

♪♪ I think the best thing we can do is to let people know... Boom.

...that each one of them is precious.


What's wrong, Dad?

Please tell me.

Your nanna's dying.

She doesn't know, so you can't say anything.

The family thinks it's better not to tell her.

Why's that better?

Chinese people have a saying.

When people get cancer, they die.

♪♪ We have to go to China.

The wedding is an excuse so everyone can see her.

He's my only cousin.

Don't you think I should be there?

You can't hide your emotions.

If you go, Nanna will find out right away.

[ Speaking in Chinese ]

[ Speaking in Chinese ] ♪♪ [ Applause ]



Now, to present the award for Best Screenwriter, we have who I think is one of the greats of all time.

I am lucky enough to be able to call him a friend.

I'm so proud of that fact, and I really think knowing him as I do and as long as I do, he's truly a model for actors, for performers of all stripes and for people in general.

He is a writer, a director, an Academy Award-nominated actor, a six-time Emmy Award-winning legend, and let me tell you, he's got the greatest wife of all time, Arlene.

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Mr. Alan Alda.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

I'm so glad to be presenting the award for Best Screenwriter to my brilliant friend Noah Baumbach.

[ Cheers and applause ] Noah's the writer and director of 'Marriage Story,' and it's a perfect picture to get a Movies for Grownups Award, especially because Noah just turned 50 and he's almost grown up himself.

[ Laughter ] This is a beautiful movie.

I'm so proud to be in it.

Noah's done something in this movie that I'm not sure has ever been done before.

He tells a story about a divorce, it's also a love story, and it doesn't have a gooey ending where everybody just kisses and makes up.

It has something better -- something better and more grownup.

They adjust to life.

Life with its disappointments and the reversals.

They adjust, even though we all know how hard that is.

I've been married to the same person for 62 years.

[ Cheers and applause ] Well, I tell you, people have said to me, 'You play a divorce lawyer in this movie.

Have you ever considered divorce?'

No, but my wife has considered murder.

[ Laughter ] It's okay, she's laughing.

[ Laughter ] For me there's something at the heart of this story that's awfully important -- the difficulty of real communication.

This couple's marriage comes apart because there's a breakdown in communication, and then they find out that in their divorce they have to communicate even better than they did in their marriage.

And this is all told by Noah in heartbreaking, funny, and searingly believable ways.

I hope you see this movie.

I think it will enrich you, and until you do, here's a brief look at the brilliant writing of Noah Baumbach in 'Marriage Story.'

[ Applause ]

You're being so much like your father.

Do not compare me to my father.

I didn't compare you to him.

I said you were acting like him.

You're exactly like your mother.

Everything you complaining about her, you're doing.

You're suffocating Henry.

First of all, I love my mother.

She was a wonderful mother.

Just repeating what you told me.

Secondly, how dare you compare my mothering to my mother?! I may be like my father, but I am not like my mother!

You are!

And you're like my father.

You're also like mother.

You're all the bad things about all of these people!

[ Laughter ] [ Applause ]

I'm really happy to present the award for Best Screenwriter to Noah Baumbach.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ ♪♪

Thank you, Alan, for that introduction.

It was wonderful.

And I have to say that working with you and becoming your friend is one of the great highlights of my career.

I grew up with you.

You didn't grow up with me, but... [ Laughter ]

No, but I'll tell you, I wondered who that was.

[ Laughter ]

It was me, Alan.

It was me.

But you're that -- you're that rare thing.

You -- You're the person I hoped you would be.

[ Audience 'awws' ] [ Applause ] Unlike many of -- No.

[ Laughter ] Um, I -- I turned 50 a few months ago, and -- [ Applause ] That needs applause, but it -- it's -- it's taken me roughly 50 years to appreciate the importance of celebrating things.

Um, I grew up in a household where the unspoken vibe was, 'let's wait for the next thing, because that thing will be the real reason for celebrating, as opposed to this semi-good thing that's happening right now.'

And we all know how that pans out.

[ Laughter ] You end up dying.

[ Laughter ] Um... So receiving an award like this is -- is really a true reason for celebration.

And I -- I thank the AARP for letting me into the club finally.

I'd been trying to get in for years.

[ Applause ] That me, Alan.

I want to thank Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber and everybody at Netflix, my great collaborators behind and in front of the camera, including David Heyman, Jennifer Lame, Randy Newman, Laura Dern, Scarlett Johannson, Adam Driver.

This movie is about family in -- in all of its forms, and so I wanna thank all of our divorced parents -- Adam's divorced parents, Scarlett's divorced parents, Laura's divorced parents, my divorced parents, our step-parents and all of our ex-husbands and ex-wives.

[ Laughter ] Apparently the only people who have actually figured this out are Arlene and Alan.

[ Cheers and applause ] Thank you so much for this.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

[ Indistinct ] You know, Noah, I got bad news for you.

You know, when you turn 50, you start waking up with injuries.

You know, you go to bed, you're fine.

You wake up with a broken leg.

You go, 'How the heck did this happen?'

Movies are not only a part of our history, they give us a chance to relive history and -- and meet historical figures through the lens of today.

And that's what the award for Best Time Capsule celebrates.

Now to the present this award, we've really got a special guest.

He's the great-great-great- great-grand nephew of the anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman.

Please welcome actor, writer, and journalist Khari Wyatt.

[ Applause ] ♪♪

As a proud descendant of Harriet Tubman, I am so very pleased to announce the winner of the award for Best Time capsule is... 'Harriet.'

Trailblazing director and co-writer of this film Kasi Lemmons is taking us back to a dark time in our nation's history with this story of hope, this captivating biography of the woman my family calls Aunt Harriet.

As the woman personally responsible for the escape of dozens of enslaved African-Americans, Aunt Harriet is depicted as fearlessness personified.

Her tremendous courage was deeply rooted in her strong faith that God had a plan for her and which showed her the way.

Here are a few moments from 'Harriet.'

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

You have made it 100 miles all by yourself.

Would you like to pick a new name to mark your freedom?

Harriet Tubman.

I made it this far on my own, so don't you tell me what I can't do.


Harriet is a force.

She wants to see her people shine and rise.

[ Indistinct ]

It's a wonderful time to celebrate womanhood.

It's a wonderful time to celebrate American heroes.

I will give every last drop of blood in my veins until this monster called slavery is dead.


Harriet is an inspiration to so many people.

It's time for the story to be told.

♪♪ [ Applause ]

It is now an honor for me to present the award for Best Time Capsule to 'Harriet.'

Accepting is Kasi Lemmons.

[ Applause ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪


Thank you so much to the AARP for this award.

My -- My favorite thing about movies since I was a kid is that movies give us the ability to travel in space and time.

To visit other cultures, other eras, other experiences.

Film can bring us face to face with some of the most fascinating people who have ever lived -- in this case, the freedom fighter and feminist Harriet Tubman -- so that we can feel her hand reaching out across time, asking if we have the courage to save ourselves, to save our people, to change the world, to fight for our convictions.

A movie like 'Harriet' reminds us of what one woman was able to accomplish through sheer force of will because her courage outweighed her fear.

We're very proud that with 'Harriet,' future generations will see a film produced and directed by women -- Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Debra Martin Chase, and myself.

[ Applause ] A film produced by a black woman, written and directed by a black woman, starring a fiercely talented, fabulous black woman, Cynthia Erivo, about one of the baddest black women to ever walk the face of the Earth.

[ Cheers and applause ] A film with African-Americans in 13 key positions including producer, executive producer, director, screenwriter, production designer, costume designer, makeup designer, head of hair, casting director, composer and songwriters.

In a perfect time capsule, our film industry will reflect us.

I want to thank Focus Features for making 'Harriet' and Universal Pictures for making more movies with women directors than any other studio in the past 13 years.

[ Cheers and applause ] Thank you, AARP, for this meaningful award.

We're -- We're very proud to have 'Harriet' in the time capsule.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

To present the award for Best Documentary, we are thrilled to have a singer who was once featured in Martin Scorsese's fantastic documentary on Bob Dylan, 'No Direction Home.'

She's the artist who brought us 'Midnight at the Oasis.'

Remember, 1974, big hit?

That's when I was hip.

[ Laughter ] I used to sing it when I put my camel to bed.

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Maria Muldaur.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

I'm honored to announce the winner of the Movies for Grownups Award for Best Documentary is 'Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice.'

[ Cheers and applause ] Linda and I have been friends since 1967 when we were both young thrushes just starting out, so it's especially meaningful to me to be able to present my dear sister in song this much-deserved award.

This compelling biography follows her ever-evolving career as one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century and one of the most successful recording artists of all time.

Throughout that remarkable career, Linda stayed true to herself.

In a male dominated industry, she stood up to the powers that be, recording the songs she wanted to sing.

She proved them wrong and herself right at every turn.

Although Linda stopped performing live in 2009, three years before revealing her diagnosis with Parkinson's disease to a reporter from AARP's website, her songs, her story, and the sound of her voice continue to inspire young artists to pursue their dreams.

Here's a brief look at 'Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice.'

[ Applause ]

And the winner is Linda Ronstadt.

[ Applause ] ♪♪

Linda was the queen.

She was like what Beyoncé is now.


She was the first female rock 'n' roll star.

♪ Want love? ♪ ♪ Get closer ♪

She was the only female artist to have five platinum albums in a row, and most of them multi-platinum.

♪ Hold her hand ♪

Your favorite female in rock and pop.

Favorite country single, 'Blue Bayou' by Linda Ronstadt.

And the winner is 'Hasten Down the Wind' -- Linda Ronstadt.

The winner is Linda Ronstadt.

♪ You make a fuss when her eyes ain't on you ♪ ♪ Well, give her something to look forward to ♪

She was just a sweet, humble person.

There is just no one that will have a voice like Linda's.

♪ When will I be loved? ♪ [ Cheers and applause ]

Ladies and gentleman, my beautiful friend Linda Ronstadt.

[ Cheers and applause ] [ Cheers and applause continue ] [ Indistinct conversation ]

Thank you so much.

Well, in the rock 'n' roll generation, we never thought any of us would ever get to be 73.

[ Laughter ] There were a lot of culling practice-- processes.

First of all, the Vietnam war, then the drug crisis overdose, then the AIDS epidemic, and finally age itself.

The other day when I was complaining to my hairdresser about not being able to get out of the chair and not being able to see well anymore, she said, 'Not everyone has the privilege of complaining about the problems of old age.'

I thought about all the friends I've lost along the way, and I think it is a great privilege to finally become a grownup and accept this AARP award honoring movies for grownups.

On behalf of Rob Epstein and Jeff Friedman and all the people who worked on this documentary, I thank you.

[ Cheers and applause ] [ Indistinct ] Thank you.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

[ Humming ] The next two nominees for Best Movie for Grownups are the story of how Jimmy Hoffa got whacked and a retelling of the classic novel 'Little Women,' where, spoiler alert, nobody gets whacked.

But I wouldn't mess with Jo if I were you.

Ladies and gentlemen, here are 'The Irishman' and 'Little Women.'

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪


A friend of ours is having a little trouble.

A friend at the top.

[ Indistinct chanting ]

Back then, there was nobody in this country who didn't know who Jimmy Hoffa was.

He's got a gun!

Get that gun out of his hand!

You always charge a guy with a gun.

With a knife, you run away.

So, you charge with a gun.

With a knife, you run.


Hiya, Frank.

Would you like to be a part of history?

Yes, I would.

Big business and the government are working together trying to pull us apart.

Something's got to be done.

What else he say?

Now's not the time to not say.

We're going to war with these people.

♪♪ ♪♪

We can leave right now.

I'll sell stories and you, you should be an actress and you should have a life on the stage.

Just because my dreams are different than yours doesn't mean they're unimportant.

I have loved you ever since I've known you, Jo, I couldn't help it.

It would be a disaster if we married.

It wouldn't be a disaster.

We'd be miserable.

I can't. I can't.


A new play written by Miss Jo March.

[ Screams ] [ Laughter ]

Women, they have minds, and they have souls as well as just hearts.

I want to be great or nothing.

And they've got ambition and they've got talent as well as just beauty.

And I'm so sick of people saying that love is just all a woman is fit for.

I'm so sick of it.


So, who does she marry?


[ Chuckles ] [ Cheers and applause ] Now here's a brief look at the outstanding performances by the nominees for Best Supporting Actor.

Tom Hanks -- 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.'

It's wonderful to meet you.

I'm so glad you're here.

Lloyd, I'm looking forward to talking with you.

I truly am -- after this.

[ Chuckles ] Everyone, t-this is Lloyd Vogel.

He's a wonderful writer.

Brad Pitt -- 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

Hey, Randy.

So, you're still with Rick, huh?

Still here.

Anthony Hopkins -- 'The Two Popes.'

If you do this, you will damage the papacy forever.

Well, what damage will I do if I remain?

Jamie Foxx -- 'Just Mercy.'

When you're guilty from the moment you're born... you can buddy up with these white folks and make them laugh and try to make them like you, whatever that is, and you say 'yes, sir, no, ma'am.'

But when it's your turn, they ain't got to have no evidence.

Al Pacino -- 'The Irishman.'

That's how you dress for a meeting?

And this is how you dress in Florida?

In a suit?

For a meeting?


Florida, Timbuktu, I dress in a suit for a meeting.

And you're late.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Oh, yes.

It's my pleasure to announce the winner for Best Supporting Actor is Mr. Tom Hanks, 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.'

[ Cheers and applause ] You know, a little aside.

Tom and I started about the same time in sitcoms at the Paramount lot.

Um, the first time I saw him, he was actually doing an episode of 'Taxi,' and he was so funny, you know, you could tell this guy was going places.

In this film, which was also named by the readers of as the Reader's Choice, what else is new, Tom?

He provides a grownup take on a man that many of us grew up watching.

And, uh, he's a -- he's another guy -- very, very big part of my life, the great Mr. Rogers.

Ladies and gentlemen, 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.'

You lived in Pittsburgh your whole life?

I grew up not too far from here in a town called Latrobe, but we've lived here quite some time and we've raised our boys here.

And do you think living here makes it easier or more difficult to be a celebrity?

Oh, celebrity. Mercy.

You don't consider yourself famous?

Fame is a four letter word like 'tape' or 'zoom' or 'face.'

But ultimately, what matters is what we do with it.

And what are you doing with it?

We are trying to give children positive ways to deal with their feelings.

Oh, yeah.

[ Applause ] You know, by the way, anybody who knows him, he's really a good guy.

He couldn't be with us tonight, but he did share his gratitude for both the Supporting Actor Award and the Reader's Choice Award.

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Tom Hanks.

Hi, everybody.

Sorry that I cannot be with you tonight at the fabulous Beverly Wilshire Hotel for the AARP Grownups Movie Awards.

Uh, I am very honored to have been singled out by you all for the work that, uh, we all did in 'A Beautiful Day if the Neighborhood.'

A very special thanks to Bill Isler and Joanne Rogers.

Bill Isler and Joanne Rogers, who are of the neighborhood themselves, who really did embrace our efforts in order to, um, portray not just the man himself, Fred Rogers, but also his -- his effect on not just the world, but also on individual people.

He was a -- He was a very special, unsaintly man, but, uh, uh, but a man who is deserving of his -- of his high regard.

Likewise for the Reader's Choice on behalf of Mari Heller and the writers, uh, Noah and Micah, um, we -- we were in extremely good hands, uh, with Mari Heller, and she made -- there's an old saying that the filmmaker makes the film and she did so.

She saw something that was almost impossible for the rest of us to comprehend.

But just by following her dictates and doing what we were told, we made a film that I think reached out to -- to everyone.

Fred Rogers has, uh, I think affected me for I hope the better.

I hope I'm a better man and a husband and a father because of the effect that Fred Rogers had, even -- even this -- in the ethereal form of playing him in a film, but also as a -- as an artist, as an actor.

Um, he is a -- he is a profound adventure from the beginning to end, Mr. Fred Rogers, and that you there at the AARP, you grownups have a singled -- singled our efforts out in such a way is -- is very touching and a -- a great honor, and I thank you all very much.

[ Applause ]

Thank you, Tom.

How about this, huh?

Hi, Jame. How are you doing?

Oh, hi Tony.

Don, so good to see you.

Nice to see you.

I'm just hanging out, you know?

That's what the kids say, by the way.

Oh, is that it, yeah?

Kids say like, ''sup.'

Hey, what's up? Okay.

Anyway, listen, our next -- our next two Best Movie nominees are buddy pictures.

One is set in the late 1960s in Los Angeles and the other in Vatican City in 2013.

Here are 'The Two Popes' and 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

[ Applause ] ♪♪

I'm Rick Dalton.

That's my stunt double, Cliff Booth.

♪ Seems this world has got you down ♪

I heard you to be an actor, Rick, not a TV cowboy.

You're better than that.

Alright, what's the matter, partner?

It's official.

I'm a has-been.

[ Spits ] Line?



Here I am, flat on my ass, and who I got living next door to me?

I'm Sharon Tate.

I'm in the movie.


♪ Sits a ragged tent ♪

Give me a lift?

Where you going?

♪ And that gospel group ♪

Charlie's gonna dig you.

♪ Telling you and me it's ♪ ♪ It's love, Brother Love say ♪

In this town, it can all change like that.

Hey. You're Rick Dalton.

Don't you forget it.

♪ It's love, Brother Love ♪

[ Singing in foreign language ]

Reform needs a politician.

The most important qualification for any leader is not wanting to be leader.

It's not me who needs to be satisfied.

It's 1.2 billion believers.


You're the right person.

The church needs to change, and you could be that change.

It could never be me.


The grand doors have slammed shut and will remain so until the next pope has been chosen.

From that balcony up there.


Nothing is static in nature, not even God.

Where shall we find Him if He's always moving?

On the journey?


Perhaps we'll find God over there, on the journey.

I'll introduce you to Him.

♪♪ Being pope, you must remember that you are not God.

You're only human.

♪♪ [ Cheers and applause ]

Next are the nominees for Best Supporting Actress.

Here's a glimpse at the spellbinding performances.

Laura Dern -- 'Marriage Story.'

We're interested in what you want to do.

What you're doing is an act of hope.

You understand that?


You're saying 'I want something better for myself.'

Nicole Kidman -- 'Bombshell.'

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Well, they finally did it.

I'm out.

Did they give you a cause?


Good. Ready to go to war?

Oh, yeah.

I'm ready.

Jennifer Lopez -- 'Hustlers.'

I just want my daughter to be able to do whatever she wants, you know?

Go to whatever school she wants or not.

♪♪ If that's what she wants.

I swear, I'd do anything for this kid.

♪♪ Motherhood is a mental illness.

Zhao Shuzhen -- 'The Farewell.'

[ Speaking in Chinese ]

Maggie Smith -- 'Downton Abbey.'

Well, who do you think I am?

Some maiden aunt who's never left the village?

Obviously not.

Well, don't think I approve, because I don't.

But at least I understand.

[ Applause ]


To present the award, we have another Hollywood legend.

They just keep coming.

Please welcome a previous Best Supporting Actress winner here at the Grownup Awards and also a three-time Oscar and Emmy nominee.

Please welcome Ms. Diane Ladd.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

Good evening.

When I was privileged to receive this award, the great surprise was that my presenter was my daughter Laura Dern.

And now the award is hers, and I get to present to her.


[ Applause ] The circles of our lives.

When Laura was about six years old, she was an extra in Scorsese's 'Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore' with me, and one scene had to be shot 12 times.

And Laura ate 12 ice cream cones.

And Marty said, 'She's going to be an actress.'

I said, 'Unh-unh.'

But then at 10 she came to me and said, 'I want to be an actress.'

And I said, 'No, be a leper missionary, be a doctor, be a lawyer.

Nobody cares if you put a pound on your backside.'

At 14, she went to an agent on her own to do a monolog.

I found out about it and I said, 'Okay, let her go.

Let her find out what rejection is.

Just let her do it.'

The agent set her up the next day for a lead in a film, 'Foxes.'

And the day after that, she was 14, they tested her for the 17-year-old role.

The other girl who was 21 got it.

So when I came home, there she was sobbing and sobbing, and I said, 'Oh, Laura, this is why I don't want you doing this.'

And she said, 'Oh, mother, I'm too young to drink and I can't eat chocolates, my face will break out.

So what can I do but cry?'

The film director, Adrian Lyne, was a compassionate man and he gave her a small role in the film.

How nice.

And then he said, 'Diane, I want you to come see these rushes.'

And I went to see the rushes, and I saw it and I cried.

Let's look at this creation of Laura Dern, this part that she created, which is nothing like my daughter Laura.

It's a ruthless, powerful divorce attorney.

Let's see, in this amazing movie 'Marriage Story,' this clip, okay.

[ Applause ]

Let's face it.

The idea of a good father was only invented, like, 30 years ago.

Before that, fathers were expected to be silent and absent and unreliable and selfish.

And we can all say we want them to be different, but on some basic level, we accept them.

We love them for their fallibilities, but people absolutely don't accept those same failings in mothers.

We don't accept is structurally, and we don't accept it spiritually.

Because the basis of our Judeo-Christian whatever is Mary, mother of Jesus, and she's perfect.

She's a virgin who gives birth.

[ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ]

Ladies and gentlemen, please help me in welcoming my treasure, my daughter, Laura Elizabeth Dern.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ ♪♪

Well, thank you, AARP, for giving me the radical gift of listening to my mother speak.

This is just ridiculous icing on the cake.

Um, but thank you, AARP, for honoring our film, for Noah's brilliant writing and direction, and the privilege of being part of that movie.

Um, but I must take a moment to speak about Diane Ladd, who I was here a couple of years ago honoring her work in David O'Russell's film, 'Joy.'

Diane Ladd is my muse.

She's taught me everything I understand not only about acting and about being honest and about being fearless, but also about being a worker.

Uh, she never stopped studying, I -- My greatest memory of her is always at the Actors Studio with my godmother, Shelley Winters, learning, learning, working, trying out plays, doing play readings, having seven, eight books by her bed all the time, reading them simultaneously.

Um, and so what an honor to be raised by someone who loves to learn and loves to grow and loves this profession and loves movies like no one I've -- I've ever met.

And I -- I grew to love movies thanks to her.

And thanks to all of you and all you offer.

AARP, all I can say is very recently I turned 50, and it was interesting and uncomfortable.

I woke up on my birthday.

I didn't know how I felt, and I got some mail and I got a birthday card from some great friend.

I was like, 'This is amazing!

Who sent me a birthday card?'

And my very first birthday present was from AARP.

[ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] And all I can say is I have never had more fun in my life as a daughter, as an actor, as a friend with my amazing Greta and Noah, and as a mother.

This is like time of my life.

So thank you, like Noah said, to inviting me into your club, 'cause guess what guys?

It's sexy, it's fun, it's amazing, it's creative, it's inventive.

I'm having the time of my life.

And bless you for this award and honoring our movie and for my mama.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

A lot of people turning 50 tonight, you know?

Not much sympathy, I just gotta tell ya.

And now to present the award for Best Ensemble, I think he's the right guy in the right spot.

Ladies and gentlemen, award-winning writer and director Mr. Rian Johnson.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

Thank you so much.

It gives me so much pleasure to announce that the award for Best Ensemble goes to my incredibly talented cast of 'Knives Outs.'


[ Cheers and applause ] This -- This film all came from my love of whodunits.

I grew up reading Agatha Christie, and I wanted to apply everything I love about that genre to modern-day America.

And our film focuses on -- if you know Agatha Christie, you know she loves her characters, and our film focuses on the characters, the most interesting part of any whodunit.

I also wanted to create an all-star cast of the kind that I grew up watching in movies like 'Death on the Nile' and the 'Last of Sheila.'

And if you've seen our poster with our murderer's row of suspects, you know I got my all-star cast.

And every single one of them gave my favorite type of performance, the type that swings for the fences while keeping its feet on the ground so the audience still cares and engages with them.

Let's take a look at the winners of Best Ensemble, cast of 'Knives Out.'

Roll 'em.

[ Applause ]

The night of his demise, the family had gathered to celebrate your father's 85 birthday.

[ Dog barking ] And your son Ransom, did he attend his will?

Yes, but he left early.

I think Linda was upset.

Walt would get a little Irish courage in him.

He'd get into it with Harlan.

What? Richard said what?


I keep waiting for the big reveal.

All of them lied to me.

♪♪ There is one guilty party behind it all.


You know something.

Spill it.

Oh, my God.

Tell me what happened to my grandfather.


I think you have something you want to tell me.

♪♪ [ Cheers and applause ]

Now to accept this award on behalf of the entire cast, we have two of our great actors here, the queen Jamie Lee Curtis, and my less attractive brother, Don Johnson.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ ♪♪

Go, Don!

I'm gonna go first, because Jamie's gonna do the heavy lifting.

Um, by the way, I -- I remember when I got my AARP letter.

It was on my dressing room table when I walked in.

And I said, 'What the hell is that?'

And he said, 'It's your, you know, AARP letter, retired people.'

And I said -- I got pissed off.

I was like, 'Wait a minute, I'm not done.'

And, uh, so I immediately went out and had three more children.

[ Laughter ] I was never really good at math either.

It all starts with the material.

Anybody in this room will tell you that.

And this gentleman provided us with a piece of material -- first of all, I was astounded that I was even in the conversation.

I'd -- I'd heard Daniel Craig and Christopher Plummer, and I got drunk with him once.

So... [ Laughter ] sounded like a good idea.

And we had the best time and we laughed and it was like doing summer stock.

And I'm so grateful to this gentleman, my brother, Rian, and this beautiful woman who played my wife and immediately started bossing me around so I knew I was in -- I was ready.

[ Applause ] Anyway, thank you all very much.

Thank you, AARP, and may I present Jamie Lee Curtis.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you!

Well, this is a show for grownups, and 'Knives Out' was certainly a movie for grownups.

[ Cheers and applause ] I mean, it was led by an 84-year-old K Callan and 80-year-old Christopher Plummer.

And we had then a baby, a 17-year-old Jaeden Martell.

And our collective work from this disparate group of ensemble actors is 772 movies.

[ Applause ] I think you all know me pretty well.

I am a card-carrying adult.

I am proud to be an adult.

The world needs more adults.

[ Laughter, applause ] And the world needs movies for adults.

And I am thrilled to be here with Don representing Rian's movie and on behalf of K, Christopher, Daniel, Chris, LaKeith, Noah, Michael, Riki, Jaeden, Toni, Katherine, Edi, Frank, Emmet, Marlene, Shyrley, Kerry, the crew, Ram and Jonathan and all the producers, MRC Lionsgate, Joe and Damon, we are so grateful to the AARP for magazines, for the Movies for Grownup Ensemble Award.

We appreciate your support of the movie, and God bless you all.


[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪


To present the next award, it's my pleasure to introduce the CEO, the boss.

I got to introduce the boss.

Ladies and gentlemen, the CEO of AARP, Ms. Jo Ann Jenkins.

♪♪ [ Applause ]

Tonight, it's an honor for me to announce the winner for the Best Intergenerational Movie -- 'The Farewell.'

[ Applause ] Lulu Wang has created a tender, often hilarious story that depicts what generations learn from each other and the lengths they go through to support each other.

In a way, it embodies the words of AARP's founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, who understood the power and the strength of intergenerational connections to create a better life for everyone when she said, 'What we do for one, we do for all.'

Based on Lulu's personal experience, 'The Farewell' centers around a family pretending to gather for a wedding when in reality, they were coming together to see their beloved grandmother one last time.

Here's a glimpse of 'The Farewell.'

Visit from America?

I went to school in the U.K. for many years.

Oh, that's cool.

Where'd you live?

Uh, I'm in New York.

New York.

I always wanted to visit New York.

It's a very beautiful city.

Yeah, it's very beautiful.

Uh, question -- Do you know about my grandma's condition?

Ah, uh,


[ Chuckling ] Oh... [ Applause ]

And now to accept on behalf of 'The Farewell,' writer-director Lulu Wang, Tzi Ma, and Zhao Shuzhen.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪

Wow, thank you so much, AARP.

This is really incredible.

I mean, I made this film to honor my grandmother.

I love you, I really want to thank all of the producers that helped make this film -- an American film, that's 80% in Mandarin -- to travel all the way to China.

Dani Melia, my producer, thank you so much.

She left her own family to come all the way to China.

And to these incredible actors, Zhao and Tzi and... [ Cheers and applause ] You know, whether it's different generations, different cultures, different languages, I think the thing that we all really, really, really need to work on is learning how to disagree with each other better.

We have to do it with more respect.

We have to do it with more grace.

[ Applause ] And, and also, you know, talking about intergenerational, we have to think about how we leave this planet for the next generation.

You know, we have to take care of each other, generation after generation.

And with that, I'm going to let them talk now.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Wow. Thank you very much.

This is my dad, my screen dad, so...

Really, I think this film, because of its support from all the audiences, it tells me there's hope that we all have more in common than we have some things in different.

So thank you very much.

Thank you.

[ Applause ]

Thank you again, AARP.

Thank you everyone.

Have a good night.


I love that movie.

Now to present the Career Achievement Award.

We have two-time Tony Award-winning actor -- By the way, this is a big moment when I actually give out the Career Achievement Award to one of the greats, and we have one of the greats to give it to.

Please welcome two-time Tony Award-winner Mr. Billy Crudup.

♪♪ [ Cheering ]

Oh, thank you.

I'm just so happy to be here tonight to present the Career Achievement Award to Annette Bening.

[ Cheers and applause ] I've admired Annette's work for some time, long before we made Mike Mills' '20th Century Women' together.

I mean 'Valmont' and 'Grifters,' you could watch that and see that there was a serious person at work.

And I thought, 'Well, that's the kind of actor I would like to be.'

So then I got a part in this movie that was set in Northern California in 1979, and I basically grew a mustache and that was my prep.

So I wasn't quite as vigorous a worker yet as Annette there.

And suddenly I'm face to face with one of my heroes, and I get to experience the unbelievable privilege of working with her.

And some people, they say, 'Don't meet your heroes.'

And with Annette, I can tell you that is absolutely wrong.

Annette's character, though, in that movie, in some respects, it must at very least seem to be a lot like her.

This strong matriarch who is fiercely independent and yet has this intense curiosity.

And I think that Annette's curiosity might be one of the keys to her longevity in this business.

To be as versatile as Annette, to have a dynamic career with such depth and diversity of roles, one has to be curious about life, about art, about oneself.

And most importantly, curious about humanity.

From a gorgeous grifter, to Gloria Graham in her heartbreaking final act, to a materialistic wife, to a disillusioned stage actress, to a mom raising her kids with her same-sex partner.

To Senator Dianne Feinstein, to a cyborg in a Marvel superhero movie.

Annette has seized every opportunity to create memorable characters of every generation for every generation.

So let's take a look at the magnificent career of Annette Bening.

[ Applause ]

Boy, with this, I could hit home runs all night!

Here, take this in case they want to come back.

Okay, let's go again from the top, please.

I feel like I should say something.

Can I have a line?

♪♪ ♪♪

You know something.

You outta be in movies.

Real actresses don't make films.

Beautiful actresses do.


'Cause this winter, I'm touring in 'MacBeth.'

Are you one of the witches?

I -- Lady MacBeth, you snide, little, nonentity.

Get away from me.

You -- You can't even write a wretched little comic sketch.

Why don't you just go back to Kiev and open a shop.



Rat's nest!


Nobody! You're nobody!

[ Grunts ] [ Grunts ]

It's cute how hard you try.


You'd like nothing more than to see me slit my wrist!

Why don't you just settle down.

You know, you are hysterical.

I -- No, I --

You're so #*#*#*damned hysterical!

Say I will love her everlasting.

But how long fairly shall her sweet life last?

As long as Heaven and nature lengthens it.

As long as Hell and Richard like of it!

[ Crying ] Shut up!

Stop it, you weak, you baby!

Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!

Years ago, some radical group put a bomb in the flower box outside of my daughter's bedroom window, right out here.

And then there was the time that I found Harvey Milk shot to death in his office.

I-I think I'm aware of the risks of public service.

I lived in a mansion once right next door to Bogie and Betty.

Did you?


Next door?

Uh, yeah, he was so good to me.

He gave me the best acting advice once.

He said, 'Just keep it in the shadows, Gloria.

Let the camera come to you.'

♪♪ 200 pairs of eyes are focused on you right now with two questions -- Who's this girl and why is the President dancing with her?

♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ Well, I have only one thing now.

Are you interested?

Well, I would have to see it, of course.

[ Chuckles ]

You seeing it.

Do you want to know why I never remarried?

So that no one could ever claim they had any rights over me at all.

Yeah, sometimes I think the only way I'll get any pleasure is by leaning against the washer during the spin cycle.

Does that really work?

Have you ever seen whiter whites?

[ Chuckling ]

Honey, it's your fourth glass.

Actually, it's my third but, you know, thanks for counting.

Do you think you're happy?


You don't ask people questions like that.

You're my mom.

[ Laughing ] Especially your mom.

Look, wondering if you're happy is a great shortcut to just being depressed.

♪ Don't tell me not to fly ♪ ♪ I simply got to ♪ ♪ If someone takes a spill ♪ ♪ It's me and not you ♪ ♪ Don't bring around the cloud ♪ ♪ To rain on my parade ♪ ♪ Nobody had better ♪ ♪ Rain on my ♪ ♪ Parade ♪

♪ aaaaaade, yeah! ♪ [ Cheers and applause ]

It is my incredible privilege to give this award of Career Achievement to Annette Bening.

♪♪ ♪♪ [ Cheers and applause ]

[ Inaudible ] Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.

Wow, thank you.

I appreciate that.

Thank you, Billy.

We were in an ensemble together when we did our movie, and we all got very close very quickly because that's what we do.

It's this shared effort, and you're working with all these different specialists who all come together at the same moment to try to tell a story in a convincing way.

The writers and the directors and the designers and the producers and all of the crew and all the people backstage and all the people in front of the stage and all the people behind the camera and in front of the camera -- everybody becomes one family.

That's the aphrodisiac, that's the elixir, that's the thing that draws us back again and again, is this shared sense of purpose.

So I'm very honored.

Thank you so much to the AARP for this award.

Thank you for the work that do and your mission.

Helen Mir-- I was here a few years ago when Helen Mirren received this award, and she gave such a great speech.

I remembered it and I thought, 'I wonder, could I just say that?

Because we're all senior citizens and no one would even remember!'

[ Laughter and applause ] But then I thought, 'No, that would be wrong.'

[ Laughter ] I am an optimist, although I cannot give you an explanation for that.

I know that my parents are incredibly optimistic, affable people.

My dad is 93.

My mom is 90.

[ Cheers and applause ] Thanks, Mom and Dad.

And they have been married this year 70 years -- seven-oh.

[ Cheers and applause ] I want to thank my sister and my brothers, Jane and Brad and Byron.

There were four of us in five years.

We're very close.

Warren and I have four children, as well -- Steven, Ben, Isabel, and Ella.

And they're very smart, and I'm so grateful to them.

There is nothing like having children to make you humble.

[ Laughs ] [ Light applause ] My husband... This is the part that I couldn't really write.

Um... So I-I think it's better if I just don't say anything except to say thank you.

I love you, honey.

Um, you are a great filmmaker.

But that's not the important part for me.

[ Inaudible ] I love you.

I love you.

[ Applause ] I want to thank my teachers at Mesa Community College and San Francisco State and the American Conservatory Theater where I got to be in a repertory company.

I really needed education and training, but I'm just beginning to reach the moment where I have forgotten all of it.

And that is such a precious moment because, of course, anything that we can do -- We need our intellectual curiosity always as actors, but what we do from our heart is always the most valuable thing.

So it's one of the things about getting older that I really love -- is being free.

Feeling more free.

Creativity requires a mysterious inspiration.

It's a certain loneliness even for actors who are usually working surrounded by people.

There's a lot of loneliness in what we do.

Feeling inadequate or defeated or insufficient.

This is the natural state of the creative person.

I am going to quote a great actress and writer.

Her name was Ruth Draper.

She was a monologist.

We work in the dark.

We do what we can.

Our doubt is our passion.

Our passion is our craft and our task.

And the rest is the madness of art.

Thank you!

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ ♪♪

♪ 6-foot-2, eyes of blue ♪ ♪ Oh, Charlize, do we love you ♪ ♪ Has anybody seen ♪ ♪ 'Bombshell?' ♪ They wanted me to keep going and do one for 'Marriage Story,' but divorce on the ukulele is tough, you know.

Ladies and gentlemen, here are 'Bombshell' and 'Marriage Story.'

[ Applause ]

You have to adopt the mentality of an Irish street cop.

The world is a bad place.

People are lazy morons.

Minorities are criminals.

Sex is sick but interesting.

Ask yourself, 'What would scare my grandmother or piss off my grandfather?'

And that's a Fox story.

Oh, it makes so much sense.

Women are everywhere.

We're letting them play golf and tennis now.

HR's on the phone 'cause you called me a 'skirt.'

Yes, I gotta read that manual again.

[ Laughs ]

The attitude off-camera was even worse.

'You're a man-hater.

Learn to get along with the boys.

You're sexy but you're too much work.

I have a whole list.

Will other women come forward?

You may have heard there was a dust up involving yours truly and Presidential contender Donald Trump.

There was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever --

Oh, my God.

Did he just accuse me of anger menstruating?

Wait, am I gonna be the story?

[ Together ] No.

I'm gonna be the story?

[ Together ] No.


You know, most people in my business, you're just transactions to them.

I like to think of you as people.

Oh, okay, good.

[ Chuckles ]

You remind me of myself on my second marriage.

♪ Maybe I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time ♪

How are you doing?

♪♪ ♪ Maybe I'm a man ♪

I realized I didn't ever really come alive for myself.

I was just being his aliveness.

♪ That he doesn't really understand ♪

I'll never get to really be his parent again.

He needs to know that I fought for him!

♪ Maybe I'm a man ♪ ♪ And maybe you're the only woman who could ever help me ♪

Eventually, it'll be the two of you having to figure this out... ♪♪ ...together.

♪ Oh! Oh! ♪ [ Applause ]


And now you ready for this?

Here are the nominees for Best Director.

Noah Baumbach, 'Marriage Story.'

♪♪ ♪♪ Fernando Meirelles, 'The Two Popes.'

I can't do this without knowing that there is at least a possibility that you might be chosen.


It could never be me.

Alright, we're at an impasse.

[ Sighs ]

You cannot retire from the Church unless I agree to your going, and I cannot resign until you agree to stay.

Sam Mendes, '1917.'

[ Gunshots ]

[ Shouts indistinctly ] ♪♪ [ Gunshots ] ♪♪

Martin Scorsese, 'The Irishman.'

Slip it on, see how it looks.

Feel good?


You know how strong I made you?

You know how strong?

[ Smooches ] You're my kid.

Quentin Tarantino, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'


[ Bell rings ]

That was the best acting I've ever seen in my whole life.

Thank you.

[ Sniffles ] [ Gun cocks ] [ Applause ]

Boy, I wish I got to do this one, but to present the award, please welcome another incredible actress and Academy Award nominee.

Ladies and gentlemen, Ms. Juliette Lewis.

[ Applause ] ♪♪


I just want to say, this might be my new favorite award show.

I'm so -- I just love warmth and delight.

I'm so sick of the cynicism.

[ Cheers and applause ] And I think it was a really great year for movies.

So this is exciting.

I'm really so honored to be able to present the award for Best Director to a man that I consider my mentor, my teacher, and the man who's responsible for launching my career.

I always say that Martin Scorsese gave me my creative wings, 'cause he really did.

He taught me how to trust my instincts.

I was 18 when we worked in -- on 'Cape Fear'... [ Applause ] ...with Bob De Niro.

Um, but he taught me to trust my instincts, to be daring, to be a little dangerous, and to do it all with passion and love.

And there was one day he was shooting doorknobs and shutters opening and shutting, and it's taking all day.

And I come out in my half-witted, like, laconic teenaged way and say, 'What's going on?

What are we doing?'

And he said, 'We're shooting inserts, the most boring thing in cinema.

Um, but I'm figuring out how to make it exciting, and I'm building tension,' and this was with inserts.

So it just taught me later in life, like, how do you make things with such passion and love.

And we see with 'The Irishman,' it's just a tour de force, and the performances, in every frame, you see the love of cinema and humanity in all his films but this one in particular.

My only sadness is I wanted it to be nine hours.

So... You know, I can't get enough of it.

It was so powerful.

Here are a few moments from that film that has given Marty -- hard to believe -- the best reviews of his long and remarkable career.

♪♪ [ Telephone rings ]

Let me put McGee on the phone.


Hiya, my friend.

How are you?

Listen, I got that kid I was talking to you about here.

I'm gonna put him on the phone, let you talk to him, okay?



Is that Frank?


Hiya, Frank.

This is Jimmy Hoffa.

Yeah, yeah, glad to meet you.

Well, glad to meet you, too, even if it's over the phone.

I heard you paint houses.

Yes. Yes, sir, I-I do.

I do, and I, uh -- I also do my own carpentry.

Oh, I'm glad to hear that.

[ Applause ]

And the Best Director, Martin Scorsese.

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪ Sha-doop, shooby-doo ♪ ♪ Sha-doop, shooby-doo ♪ ♪ Sha-doop, shooby-doo ♪ ♪ Sha-doop, shooby, whoa ♪

♪ In the still ♪ ♪ Of the night ♪

Thank you. Thank you.


Thank you. Wow.


Wow. Thank you so much.

Finally, movies for grown-ups, thankfully.

Oh, my.

Maybe -- Maybe this makes me one -- a grown-up, you know.

Thank you, Juliette.

Thank you.

I-I still really like doing inserts.

[ Laughter ] They have character, you know.

They're interesting, you know.

A number of people here that I've worked with before -- Alan, Diane, Diane here.

My God, my dear.


And even Laura I worked with when she was 9.

And there's Keitel.

He's here.


[ Cheers and applause ] Harv was in my first movie, and you were also in Quentin Tarantino's first film.


You noticed.

Yeah, I noticed.

Yeah. Yeah.

But I must say that for directing this film, um, I have to say that, um, you know, it took about nine years or so before we got to make the picture.

Um, Bob De Niro and I have made about nine film-- eight films up to that point.

And the last film we had worked on was 'Casino.'

That was 1995.

[ Cheers and applause ] We always wanted to make one more, we thought, and it took 25 years to finally come around to the actual project that became 'The Irishman.'

And I think a lot of it had to do with what we had -- what we could learn further from each other, you see, to go farther, in a way.

And so the only way that could have happened, unbeknownst to us, was to age... [ Laughter ] ...and turn around and say, 'Wait a minute.

You know, I have another perspective here.

Wait a minute.

When she said that, oh, maybe she meant, you know,' and that sort of thing.

So it's really -- I don't think this picture could have been made, you know, when the script had been finished by Steve Zaillian -- beautiful script.

It took a number of years to put together because a number of issues, including the fact that I don't think they were interested in making the picture here, but Netflix came in and made the film.

[ Cheers and applause ] And I thank them and I thank my producers, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Jane Rosenthal and Bob, my producers.

And we tend to think of it as -- As we were making the film, we tended to think maybe after all those years, our ninth picture is a culmination, so to speak, of possibly we had the grace to live that long to be able to make a summation of our lives.

And, um, I love -- It was all about love and trust.

Thank you guys.

Thank you so much.

[ Applause ] ♪♪

Now here's a look at the phenomenal work by the nominees for Best Actor.

Antonio Banderas, 'Pain and Glory.'

Robert De Niro, 'The Irishman.'

I know I wasn't a-a-a good dad.

I know that. I know it.

I was just trying to protect her, protect all of yous.

I mean, that's what I was doing.

That's --

From what?

[ Sighs ] Everything.

Eddie Murphy, 'Dolemite Is My Name.'

Brothers love all that kung fu and karate.

Do you know karate?

No, but I'm a fast learner.

I can learn how to chop me a mother.

Hyah! Hee-yah! Hoo! Yah!

You know what we should have?

A all-girl kung fu army.

Jonathan Pryce, 'The Two Popes.'

Why do the presidents of America and Russia and China come to you?

Because... unlike them, your authority comes from the fact that you will suffer and die in the job.

Adam Sandler, 'Uncut Gems.'

[ Crying ] I'm sorry if this has anything to do with me, but I swear I really didn't do anything.

[ Crying ] I wish you were nicer to me, though.

It was not nice what you did to me.

I try, but it's really hard.

I don't know what to do.

I don't know what to do.

[ Applause ]


Pretty good.

And now to present the award, please welcome another legend, four-time Emmy-winning writer, producer, and a good guy.

Ladies and gentlemen, the host, Mr. Conan O'Brien.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

Thank you.

Thank you.

That was adequate.

Thank you very much.

[ Laughter ] That was just enough to get me out here.

Thank you.

You hit the legal minimum.

Thank you.

Ladies and gentlemen, when I was asked to attend an awards show called 'Movies for Grownups,' I assumed you were honoring me for my career in pornography.

[ Laughter ] As many of you know, I was good.

[ Chuckles ] Quick but good.

Those were not long films.

Mr. Scorsese directed a few, aptly.

But apparently these are the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards, yeah.

AARP, thank you for creating this wonderful award show.

It's lovely, and, uh, yeah.

[ Applause ] Ah, there you go!


That's more than I got, and... by the way, thanks for that letter that you sent me that ruined my 50th birthday.

Laura Dern's out here talking about how lovely it was to get that letter.

Do you have to send it on the day?

I got it on the day I turned 50.

Give it a week.

Just give it a week.

It was the day, and the cover was like, 'How to have sex in a reclining chair.'

Take it easy.

Give me a week to adjust to being 50.

[ Laughs ] But that was months ago.

You know... [ Laughter ] I always like a mic -- I like a mic at my sternum.

That feels good.

Backstage I said, 'Does this go any higher?'

And they're like, 'No, it doesn't.'

[ Laughter ] Tonight I am delighted, delighted to announce the Movies for Grownups Award for Best Actor, and it goes to Adam Sandler in 'Uncut Gems.'

[ Cheers and applause ] Yes.

Did I mess it up?

You don't come up yet.

What's wrong with you?

How long have you been in show business?

That was sad.

You heard your name and you were like...

You hesitated.

I hesitated to take a pause!

In comedy, you take pauses!

You were like a chimp that saw a banana.

You came running.

The hell was that?

We get to you.


[ Cheers and applause ]



I'll give you a signal, alright?

[ Laughter ] As the charismatic gambling-addicted jeweler, Howard Ratner -- here's where I explain the film!

Adam's character walks a tight rope, juggling an impending divorce, an affair with an employee, thuggish debt collectors, and a high-stakes bet that he's counting on for the windfall of a lifetime.

Now, I am thrilled because finally filmmakers are getting to see the real Adam Sandler.

I've -- I've known him a long time, he is not acting.

This movie is a documentary... [ Laughter ] ...and a desperate, desperate cry for help.

[ Laughter ] But Adam's work is undeniably brilliant.

This bold, risk-taking character study, which has been compared to the work of a young Al Pacino, as well as a middle-aged Al Pacino and a late-in-life Al Pacino, offers a completely different side of the electrifying comedian I've known for three decades.

I have always -- I've known Adam since I think 1987 or '88.

I've always known Adam to be an astoundingly talented performer.

But in this film, Adam pulls off the impossible.

He portrays a deeply flawed and destructive man and gets you not only to root for him, but to care intensely about his fate.

As a friend, I am both proud and astonished.

Here is a look at the incredible work of Adam Sandler in 'Uncut Gems.'

[ Applause ]

I see you out there when the stadium's all booing you.

You're 30 up.

You're still going full tilt.

Let's see what Vegas -- What does Vegas got you guys at?

Take a look. Let's see.

Are -- Are you serious?

You're gonna put us up right here?

Look at this.

The Sixers are supposed to win the game tonight, they think.

We don't keep track of none of that.

They think on game 7, you're not gonna get 18 points.

They don't think you're gonna get eight rebounds?

These guys don't know...

What do they do?

Doesn't that make you want to kill them?

Doesn't that make you want to step on Elton Brand's neck?

Come on, KG.

This is no different than that.

This is me, alright?

I'm not an athlete.

This is my way.

This is how I win.

[ Cheers and applause ] I am so happy -- You can start now.

I am so happy to present the award for Best Actor to my friend Adam Sandler!

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

Thank you.


How about how funny Conan is?

He's like the funniest guy I know.

Let's hear it for Conan for coming here.

He's got so many things to do.

I love you.

I love you, Conan.

I don't belong here.

And I-I got this Best Actor.

I don't think I'm the best actor.

I-I think, you know, De Niro -- I watch Robert De Niro.

I see Keitel, Warren Beatty, Those guys are the best actors.

I-I'm, like, a comedian who can act, which is good.

[ Laughter ] I remember I saw, um, Jackie Gleason.

I was watching 'Papa's Delicate Condition' when I was a kid, and I was watching in the kitchen, and Gleason wasn't being funny, and my father came in the room.

I'm like, 'When's he gonna be funny?'

And he's like, 'No, that's the best thing about Jackie Gleason.

He was a comedian, but he could act.'

And so when I was doing this movie, I was like, 'Oh, yeah, my dad's gonna think I'm good,' so that's good.

[ Laughter ] And then, uh -- [ Applause ] I had a few other things to say.

I'm -- I'm nervous.

I was going to say -- You kind of said something like that.

I was going to say movie -- movies for grown-ups.

Um, that one time I opened -- my father -- the bedroom door on my father, and I said, 'What are you watching there?

And he said, 'Oh, this is a movie for grown-ups.'

And I said -- [ Laughter ] And I said, 'Why -- Why is -- Why does Santa Claus have his pants off?'

[ Laughter ] And he said, 'Don't worry about it, alright?'

And then my mother came from under the blanket and said, 'In 15 minutes, I'll make you some soup.'

And then I said, 'Why is Mom dressed like an elf?'

Alright. Alright.

I don't know.

I don't know if any of that's good for this show.

This is a nice show.

By the way -- I love this show, and thanks for including me, and Tony Danza has been great tonight.

We haven't given it up enough for the great Tony Danza.

I love you guys. Thank you.

You know Robert De Niro's the best.

And, um, I got one more thing I was gonna say.

My, uh, yeah, this is a great show cause I know my mom will be watching and her friends, and it's the kind of thing she will dig.

And she always used to tell me to watch PBS and, uh, and then -- always, that was my whole upbringing -- just focus at him, watch PBS, and I tried really hard, but you know.

[ Laughter ] And then my wife's mom, and her grandmother's 103 years old, and I know she is watching the show, also, and -- and, uh, this has been a great night, so thanks, and I love you, and congratulations to everybody tonight, okay?

Thank you very much.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

We're moving pretty quickly now, ladies and gentleman.

Here's a look at the exceptional performances for the nominees for Best Actress.

Isabelle Huppert, 'Frankie.'

Ilene was accompanied by Gary, I believe that's his name, a friend who looks very much like her boyfriend.

Oh, ménage.

She was supposed to bring anyone.

Well... quelle surprise!


We will see.

Helen Mirren, 'The Good Liar.'

You assume it's necessary to save your grandmother from all sorts of imaginary dangers.

Look, you don't know him!

I make my own choices, and I don't need your permission.

If you can't respect that, then I think it's just as well that we don't see each other for a while.

Julianne Moore, 'Gloria Bell.'

I don't need anything.

I've been paying my own bills for a long time now.

You won't even know it.

You're gonna wake up one morning, and you'll find yourself a wrinkled old lady, just like me.

You're not old.

You look beautiful. You do.

You really do.

Because life just goes by in a flash.

Like that.

Alfre Woodard, 'Clemency.'

It's not my job to bypass the rules, to accommodate your special request.

Special request.

How is it a special request?

Open the gates, please.

I'd like to leave now.

I have to maintain order and safety in this prison.

I got over 1,000 bodies that I have to ensure are safe and accounted for.

It's hard enough.

Renée Zellweger, 'Judy.'

Everybody suggests things, like I'm -- like I'm not a real person, but I am, you understand?

I'm only Judy Garland for an hour a night.

The rest of the time I'm -- I'm part of a family.

I just want what everybody wants.

I just seem to have a harder time getting it.

[ Applause ] [ Cheers ]

To present the award, please welcome a two time Emmy nominated actor.

I'm not sure he's old enough to be here, but Mr. Finn Wittrock, ladies and gentlemen.

[ Applause ] ♪♪


They let me in anyway, I guess.

Um, I have the distinct honor of announcing that the winner for the award for Best Actress is the best actress -- Renée Zellweger.

[ Applause ] For her mesmerizing performance in 'Judy.'

It's not easy to portray an icon in a film about an icon, especially when the film is about a chapter in her life that people don't really know much about.

You want to try to avoid just doing an impersonation, but you also have to be Judy, you know, and bring to the screen the traits, the talent of the individual that made her so beloved.

And simply put, Renée's portrait of Judy is astounding.

If you've seen it, you'll know.

It's astounding.

And thanks to Renée, we see Garland as she was in the final moments of her life -- the final months -- not as just a tragic figure of the tabloids, but as someone who is truly and quietly heroic.

What's so impressive to me about what Renée did in this movie was that she was able to be both nuanced and specific and do all of the amazing things that she does as a film actress, but also she's able to fill those big ruby slippers, you know?

She's able to fill an audience, and I saw her, uh, there with the extras in the audience.

And I saw her wow them and dazzle them for days on end as she performed that amazing cabaret moment.

And as her final husband, Mickey Deans, I got a kind of a front-row seat into, uh, her amazing transformation.

And I saw her every day pour every ounce of herself into bringing Judy to life.

And I also saw that she was also very warm and welcoming.

And people ask me, like, 'Is Renée really that nice?'

And I'm here to tell you that she is actually that nice.

So, um, much like Judy herself, Renée has given us a performance of a lifetime in a lifetime of great performances.

Here is Renée Zellweger as Judy.

[ Applause ] ♪♪

♪ He tipped his hat and took a seat ♪ ♪ He said he hoped he hadn't stepped upon my feet ♪ ♪ He asked my name, I held my breath ♪ ♪ I couldn't speak because he scared me half to death ♪ ♪ Buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer ♪ ♪ Plop, plop, plop went the wheels ♪ ♪ Stop, stop went my heart strings ♪ ♪ As he started to leave, I took hold of his sleeve with my hand ♪ ♪ And as if it were planned ♪ ♪ He stayed on with me ♪ ♪ And it was grand just to stand with his hand holding mine ♪ ♪ To the end of the line ♪ [ Applause ]

And it is my pleasure to present this award to Renée Zellweger.

[ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪


He'll get his letter in about 40 years.

[ Laughter ]

Um, Finn, thank you.

That was a very sweet introduction.

I appreciate that.

And you are a wonderful person, and I feel so lucky to have shared that Judy experience with you.

I mean, you elevated everything every day with your kindness and your talents, your work.

Just a great guy.

I can't wait to see what you do next.

Thank you.

Okay, alright.

It's your award.

Thank you. Thank you.


I hope I'm still around when you're a member so I can clap for you.

Hello, AARP.

Thank you for this very touching honor, and thank you for embracing our film so warmly.

I'm 50, and I kinda like it.

[ Laughs ] Mm-hmm. Thank you very much.


And everyone keeps asking me how I feel about getting older.

Um, I don't feel like we're getting older.

I feel like we're winning, you know?

Good luck, spring chickens.

Now, you got a lot of bullets to dodge to get to this party, and it's pretty good.

Tony Danza on the ukulele... there's tap dancing, Linda Ronstadt.

It's pretty good.

Um, so at 50, I'm wondering if, um, minus the last generation, um, who remembers the importance of the shared cultural tradition of going to the cinema, you know, as a unifying experience?

It seems more necessary than ever to advocate for inclusivity.

And, um, I don't know, nothing really compares with the opportunity that the cinema extends for us to sit and laugh with each other or cry with each other, reflect on the human experience with strangers who seem a little bit more familiar when the credits roll.

So as a regular at all the local theaters, uh, I'm grateful for the work that the AARP is doing to encourage the production of more films that speak to the spectrum of the human experience, the entire human experience, um, which, if we're blessed and really, really lucky, doesn't end at 30.

Uh, so thank you for your early and very significant support of our film and for this award.

Making Judy was a joyful, um, collaborative celebration of Ms. Garland.

I feel very blessed to have shared in celebrating her magnificence and for this very special honor.

Now I'm still waiting on my letter, so, um, but, anyway, thanks very much, everyone.


Have a wonderful night.

Congratulations, everyone, tonight.

Thank you. Thank you.


Trust me, Renée, the letter's coming.

Alright, well, we've come to the final award of the night, ladies and gentlemen.

And, once again, here are the nominees for Best Movie for Grownups.

'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood... 'Bombshell'... 'Little Women'... 'Marriage Story'... 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'... 'The Farewell'... 'The Irishman'... 'The Two Popes.'



Suspense, suspense.

Adam, congratulations.

I thought -- I thought for a second you caught a bad break with Conan, but it turned out okay.

[ Laughter ] And, you know, uh, every time I keep saying it's another legend, another legend.

So, you know, you keep topping -- topping the last guy.

But this last guy is just one of -- just, he's just one of my heroes.

He's been doing crazy good work for just so long, and he's a terrific guy.

Ladies and gentleman, please welcome Academy Award nominee and another pal of mine, Mr. Harvey Keitel.

[ Applause ] ♪♪ ♪♪

I am so honored to stand in front of you grownups.

I told my wife I'd make it one day.

[ Laughter ] You have no idea how hard Marty and Robert and I have worked to become one of you.

Let me tell you a few of their stor-- No, I better not.

[ Laughter ] 'The Irishman' is a very special film for both Marty and Robert.

It took them more than 10 years to get it made.

Now to accept the award for Best Movie for Grownups for the 'Irishman,' Marty Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and producers Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Jane Rosenthal.

[ Cheers and applause ] [ 'In the Still of the Night' plays ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪

Well, I thank AARP.

Thank you so much.

As I mentioned earlier, this is like, um, almost like a culmination of all the work we've done over the years, myself and this extraordinary collaboration with Bob.

Um, in fact, one of the problems that took, uh -- One of the problems, uh, that kept the picture from being made was, um, the fact that, uh, I think almost a half of it, maybe a little more than half, deals with you guys younger.

And, uh, at a certain point, because of certain reasons -- Bob was doing stuff, I was doing something, we had family issues -- it got to the point where, um, I thought at first, I could probably play Bob, Al, and Joe younger with makeup.

I really thought -- This is, you know, eight years ago, nine years ago.

Then as another few years went by, I realized we can't.

And that's when Pablo Helman of ILM came into the picture.

And he would say, 'You know, we've got this youthifying business going on.'

What we wound up doing with this technology was to take a chance, create an experiment in a way, and instead of having younger people who don't know what it was like when they heard that JFK was shot -- They don't -- They don't know that.

They weren't born, you know?

We have that, uh, inherent in Bob and Al and Joe and how they inhabit the picture.

So in effect, it's, um, rather than Bob being young, looking, uh, taking an image from him from 'Taxi Driver,' let's say, or 'New York, New York' or Al from 'Serpico,' it is really them as younger people, the characters themselves, and how they relate to the story and the environment around them.

And so I think it's allowed us to make this film, which I think is, uh, something very special for all of us.

And I thank you so much.

I thank you so much for this.

Thank you.

[ Applause ] ♪♪

So thanks to everybody from AARP -- Verna, Jo Ann, Heather, everybody who worked on the show.

Thanks to all the crew.

You've done a great job, guys.

Thank you very much.

Thanks to all the -- Congratulations to all the nominees and all the winners and -- and all our storytellers.

Thank you all for being here.

I hope you had a good time.

I certainly had a ball.

Let's keep this going, huh?

Movies for Grownups.

Goodnight, everybody.

Thank you so much.

[ Applause ] ♪♪

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