The Irishman, The Farewell, Pain and Glory and Harriet were among the films honored at the AARP The Magazine’s 19th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards held Saturday night at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills.
The Irishman won the award for Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups, along with Best Director for Martin Scorsese. The Farewell won Best Intergenerational Film, Pain & Glory (Spain) won Best Foreign Language Film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood won Readers’ Choice and Best Time Capsule went to Harriet.
Hosted by iconic screen and stage performer Tony Danza, the star-studded awards ceremony included a touching tribute to Career Achievement Award honoree, Annette Bening. Bening spoke about the power of shared purpose, vulnerability and comradarie in filmmaking as Tinseltown’s elite turned out to laud her.
Other highlights of the evening included a special appearance by Diane Ladd, who presented Best Supporting Actress award to daughter Laura Dern for her performance in “Marriage Story,” returning a gesture daughter gave to mom at MFG four years ago. Rock and pop legend Linda Ronstadt earned a prolonged standing ovation for Best Documentary, “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” presented by her friend of three-plus decades Maria Muldaur. Conan O’Brien hilariously cut down Adam Sandler, as the “desperate” Best Actor awardee descended on the stage before O’Brien could finish talking up Sandler’s performance in “Uncut Gems.” And Finn Wittrock presented the Best Actress award to Renée Zellweger for portraying “Judy” 80 years after Garland starred in “The Wizard of Oz.”
The Awards ceremony will be broadcast by Great Performances for the third consecutive year on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at 6 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).
The complete list of the 19th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Winners
Career Achievement: Annette Bening
Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: The Irishman
Best Actress: Renée Zellweger (Judy)
Best Actor: Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems)
Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)
Best Director: Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
Best Screenwriter: Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)
Best Ensemble: Knives Out
Best Intergenerational Film: The Farewell
Best Foreign Language Film: Pain & Glory (Spain)
Readers’ Choice: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Best Documentary: Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Best Time Capsule: Harriet