The AARP awards ceremony, 'Movies For Grown-Ups' will take place on January 11 at the Beverly Wiltshire in Beverly Hills, Calif. hosted by Tony Danza.
Sony’s "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" and "Little Women" and Netflix’s "Marriage Story" snagged five nominations each, with Lionsgate’s Bombshell netting four. All of the above will in the marquee Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category, along with A24’s "The Farewell", which scored three nominations overall.
Celebrating the AARP 'Movies For Grown-Ups' Awards
Other films that received nominations are"The Irishman", "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood," and "The Two Popes."
Netflix's The Two Popes, set for limited theatrical release Wednesday and streaming Dec. 20, snagged noms for best picture/best movie for grown-ups, best actor for Pryce, best supporting actor for Hopkins, best director for Meirelles, readers' choice, best buddy picture and best screenwriter for Anthony McCarten.
Shirley Maclaine who won the AARP Career Achievement Award in 2018 said, "By golly, because of the long lives people are living,“ MacLaine told AARP, “we’ve got to make more movies that address themselves to people over 60.”
Annette Bening said that she is very honored to receive the AARP award.
“I’m really honored that the AARP has selected me. Especially since there are so many people that they could have recognized. These awards acknowledge the kinds of movies we need and don’t get enough of. In that way, the awards are advocates for good moviemaking, for meaningful moviemaking. And to be a part of this is very gratifying.”
Myrna Blyth, Senior Vice President of AARP Media said, “We are thrilled to award Annette with our highest honor and recognize a remarkable career.”
AARP's 'Movies For Grown-Ups' Initiative
AARP describes its 'Movies For Grown-Ups' program, as "The initiative has championed movies for grownups, by grownups, by advocating for the 50-plus audience, fighting industry ageism and encouraging films that resonate with older viewers.”
AARP's free screening program is part of 'Movies for Grown-Ups.' The organization advocates for the 50-plus audience by fighting ageism in the entertainment industry and encouraging films that resonate with older viewers. Through its nationwide screening program, 'Movies for Grown-Ups' offers attendees opportunities to connect and create a community of film fans. This includes exclusive showings of movies not yet in theaters or special showings of more current, popular titles with particular appeal to grownup audiences. MFG’s free screenings take place in theaters in communities across the country.