AARP The Magazine today announced the nominees for the 18th Movies for Grownups Awards, with A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Green Book and Roma competing in the Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category.
The 2018 Movies for Grownups nominees for Best Director are Kenneth Branagh (All Is True), Alfonso Cuarón (Roma), Peter Farrelly (Green Book), Mimi Leder (On the Basis of Sex) and Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman).
The Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award goes to Shirley MacLaine.
Comedian and actor Martin Short will host the star-studded evening at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills on Monday, February 4. The Movies for Grownups Awards will be broadcast for the second consecutive year on PBS on Friday, February 15 at 9 p.m.
“2018 was a banner year for a sensational collection of movies that resonated with the powerful 50-plus audience,” said Myrna Blyth, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director for AARP Media. “As our Movies for Grownups franchise continues to grow, AARP will continue to collaborate with the filmmaking industry and support high-quality films that celebrate grownups.”
18th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Nominees
Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Green Bookand Roma
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock (Bird Box), Glenn Close (The Wife), Viola Davis (Widows), Nicole Kidman (Destroyer) and Julia Roberts (Ben Is Back)
Best Actor: Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate), Hugh Jackman (The Front Runner), Viggo Mortensen (Green Book), Robert Redford (The Old Man & the Gun) and John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie)
Best Supporting Actress: Angela Bassett (Black Panther), Blythe Danner (What They Had), Judi Dench (All Is True), Nicole Kidman (Boy Erased), and Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians)
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall (Widows), Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born), Robert Forster (What They Had), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Ian McKellen (All Is True)
Best Director: Kenneth Branagh (All Is True), Alfonso Cuarón (Roma), Peter Farrelly (Green Book), Mimi Leder (On the Basis of Sex) and ;Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Best Screenwriter: Peter Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie, Nick Vallelonga (Green Book), Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara(The Favourite), Peter Hedges (Ben Is Back), Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Paul Schrader (First Reformed)
Best Ensemble: Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Rich Asians, The Front Runner and Widows
Best Grownup Love Story: All Is True, On the Basis of Sex, Private Life, The Old Man & the Gun and What They Had
Best Intergenerational Film: A Quiet Place, Beautiful Boy, Ben Is Back, Crazy Rich Asians, and Mary Poppins Returns
Best Time Capsule: BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Roma
Best documentary: Amazing Grace, Bathtubs Over Broadway, RBG, The Rest I Make Up and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Best Foreign Film: Cold War (Poland, France, U.K.), Never Look Away (Germany), Roma (Mexico), Shoplifters (Japan) and The Guilty (Denmark)