AARP The Magazine announced their nominees for the 2015 Movies for Grownups Awards, with Brooklyn, Joy, Love & Mercy, The Martian, and Spotlight contending in the Best Picture category.
In the “Best Actress” category, nominations go to Helen Mirren (Woman in Gold), Blythe Danner (I’ll See You In My Dreams), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van), and Lily Tomlin (Grandma). In the “Best Actor” category, Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) is nominated alongside Michael Caine (Youth), Tom Courtenay (45 Years), Johnny Depp (Black Mass), and Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes).
Additionally, Michael Douglas will be presented with the esteemed Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award.
“We’re getting the word out, and today’s filmmakers really understand the power of older audiences,” said Robert Love, Editor-in-Chief of AARP The Magazine. “More than ever before, Hollywood is focusing on creating compelling storylines that directly appeal to the 50-plus audience. AARP is thrilled to celebrate this year’s best filmmakers for their excellent work that speaks to the 70 million Americans in our demographic.”
The awards celebrate 2015’s standout filmmakers, actors, actresses and movies that bear unique relevance for the 50-plus audience. The awards gala will return to the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills on Monday, February 8th. Chase Card Services will be the Premier sponsor of the event.
The complete list of the 15th Annual Movies for Grownups® Award Nominees are:
Best Picture: Brooklyn; Joy; Love & Mercy; The Martian; Spotlight
Best Documentary: Best of Enemies; In Transit; The Last Man on the Moon; Radical Grace; Very Semi-Serious
Best Foreign Film: Mia Madre (Italy); Rams (Iceland); The Salt of the Earth (Brazil, in French); Tangerines (Estonia); Taxi (Iran)
Best Actress: Blythe Danner, I’ll See You In My Dreams; Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold; Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years; Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van; Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Best Actor: Michael Caine, Youth; Tom Courtenay, 45 Years; Bryan Cranston, Trumbo; Johnny Depp, Black Mass; Ian McKellen, Mr. Holmes
Best Supporting Actress: Joan Allen, Room; Jane Fonda, Youth; Diane Ladd, Joy; Helen Mirren, Trumbo; Cynthia Nixon, James White
Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Daniels, Steve Jobs; Robert DeNiro, Joy; Michael Keaton, Spotlight; Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies; Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Best Director: Ridley Scott, The Martian; Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies; Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant; David O. Russell, Joy; Todd Haynes, Carol
Best Screenwriter: Nick Hornby, Brooklyn; Nancy Meyers, The Intern; Oren Moverman, Michael A. Lerner, Love & Mercy; David O. Russell, Joy; Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Best Comedy: 5 Flights Up; Danny Collins; The Intern; Joy; The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Best Grownup Love Story: 5 Flights Up; 45 Years; Carol; Freeheld; I’ll See You In My Dreams
Best Intergenerational Film: Creed; Grandma; The Intern; Straight Outta Compton; Woman in Gold
Best Buddy Picture: The 33; The Intern; Learning to Drive; A Walk in the Woods; Youth
Best Time Capsule: Carol; Joy; Love & Mercy; The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; Straight Outta Compton
Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up: Inside Out; Kingsman: The Secret Service; Paddington; The Peanuts Movie; Shaun The Sheep Movie