AARP’s “Movies for Grownups Awards” Set to Air on PBS

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Everyone knows springtime is Awards Season, with big hitters like the Golden Globes, Oscars, BAFTA, Critics Choice Awards, Sundance Film Festival, just to name a few. But have you heard of the Movies for Grownups Awards? Some of you might be today-years-old when you found out these are actually a thing, bit AARP has been hosting these awards every year for two decades.

It’s a great list of movies people in the retired stage of life are sure to enjoy and many of the nominations include content available to stream. The awards ceremony will be hosted by, NBC News’ “Today” co-anchor Hoda Kotb, and will be broadcast by “Great Performances” at 8 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/moviesforgrownups, and the PBS Video app. The MFG Awards winners will be announced on March 4 at www.aarp.org/moviesforgrownups.

“Each year, we spotlight films that feature today’s crucial issues and top grownup talents,” Tim Appelo, AARP film and TV critic, said in a statement.

The complete list of the Movies for Grownups Awards Nominees:

  • Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: MinariNomadlandOne Night in MiamiThe Trial of the Chicago 7The United States vs. Billie Holiday
  • Best Actress: Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Sophia Loren (The Life Ahead), Frances McDormand (Nomadland), Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit), Robin Wright (Land)
  • Best Actor: Ralph Fiennes (The Dig), Tom Hanks (News of the World), Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), Gary Oldman (Mank)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Candice Bergen (Let Them All Talk), Ellen Burstyn (Pieces of a Woman), Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy), Jodie Foster (The Mauritanian), Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Demián Bichir (Land), Bill Murray (On the Rocks), Clarke Peters (Da 5 Bloods), Paul Raci (Sound of Metal), Mark Rylance (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
  • Best Director: Lee Daniels (The United States vs. Billie Holiday), Regina King (One Night in Miami), Spike Lee (Da 5 Bloods), Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7), George C. Wolfe (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
  • Best Ensemble: Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, One Night in Miami, Promising Young Woman, The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Best Intergenerational: Hillbilly Elegy, Minari, On the Rocks, The Father, The Life Ahead
  • Best Buddy Picture:  Bad Boys for Life, Bill & Ted Face the Music, Da 5 Bloods, Let Them All Talk, Standing Up, Falling Down
  • Best Screenwriter: Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee (Da 5 Bloods); Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies (News of the World), Kemp Powers (One Night in Miami), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
  • Best Time Capsule: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank, One Night in Miami, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Best Grownup Love Story: Emma.Ordinary LoveSupernovaWild Mountain ThymeWorking Man
  • Best Documentary: A Secret Love, Crip Camp, Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy, Dick Johnson Is DeadSky Blossom: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Another Round (Denmark), Bacurau (Brazil), Collective (Romania), The Life Ahead (Italy), The Weasels’ Tale (Argentina)
  • Best Series: “Perry Mason,” “Succession,” “Ted Lasso,” “The Crown,” “This Is Us”.
  • Best TV Movie/Limited Series: “Mrs. America,” “Small Axe,” “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Unorthodox,” “Watchmen”.
  • Best Actress (TV/Streaming): Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”), Cate Blanchett (“Mrs. America”), Regina King (“Watchmen”), Laura Linney (“Ozark”), Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”)
  • Best Actor (TV/Streaming): Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Ted Danson (“The Good Place”), Hugh Grant (“The Undoing”), Ethan Hawke (“The Good Lord Bird”), Mark Ruffalo (“I Know This Much Is True”)

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