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Belfast - AARP Movies for Grownups
Jamie Dornan in Belfast (2021). (c)Focus Features

Kenneth Branagh won Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups for Belfast, at AARP The Magazine’s annual Movies for Grownups Awards, explaining that it’s a memoir of a sort, about growing up during the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Other highlights of the evening included a special appearance by actress Saniyya Sidney, who presented the Best Actor award to “on-screen dad” Will Smith for his role in King Richard. Film director Aaron Sorkin presented the Best Actress award to Nicole Kidman for portraying both Lucille Ball and Lucille-Ball-as-Lucy-Ricardo in Being the Ricardos.

The star-studded ceremony also included a touching tribute from Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn to Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award honoree Lily Tomlin, who spoke hilariously about being a proud grownup. Tomlin joins an illustrious list of previous AARP Movies for Grownups Career Achievement honorees, including George Clooney, Annette Bening, Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Shirley MacLaine, Helen Mirren, Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon and Sharon Stone.

“We are thrilled to share this year’s Movies for Grownups Awards honorees during our 20th anniversary special,” said Tim Appelo, AARP film and TV critic. “Even in a pandemic, creators continue to raise the bar, captivating audiences and giving us all a bit of solace during trying times. Twenty years is quite a milestone to celebrate, and we wish all our nominees and honorees a heartfelt congratulations.”

Complete list of the Annual Movies for Grownups Awards winners:

Career Achievement: Lily Tomlin

Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: Belfast

Best Actress: Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos)

Best Actor: Will Smith (King Richard)

Best Supporting Actress: Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (House of Gucci)

Best Director: Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)

Best Screenwriter: Tony Kushner (West Side Story)

Best Ensemble: Nightmare Alley

Best Intergenerational Movie: CODA

Best Buddy Picture: Finch

Best Time Capsule: Spencer

Best Grownup Love Story: Cyrano

Best Documentary: Summer of Soul (… Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Best Foreign Film/Best International Film: Sheep Without a Shepherd (China)

Best Actress (TV/Streaming): Jean Smart (Hacks)

Best Actor (TV/Streaming): Michael Keaton (Dopesick)

Best TV Series: Ted Lasso

Best TV Movie/Limited Series: Mare of Easttown

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