- Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
- BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
Broadcast and streamed for the first time, AARP The Magazine’s Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, now in its 17th year, celebrated 2017’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognizes the inspiring artists who make them. The awards ceremony made its on-air debut on Friday (2/23) as part of PBS’ Great Performances presentation.
“The Movies for Grownups Awards is an exciting new way for Great Performances to recognize outstanding achievement in the performing arts,” said executive producer David Horn. “Adding contemporary cinema is a natural fit for the series and we are happy to share this exceptional talent with viewers on all PBS platforms.”
The awards were taped live on February 5 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif., with host Alan Cumming performing musical parodies of Get Out, Lady Bird, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Cumming spoke to the heart of Movies for Grownups, saying that “these awards are special, they recognize compelling movies and dynamic performances that appeal to a mature state of mind.”
Great Performances--Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP the Magazine features a moving tribute to Career Achievement honoree Helen Mirren, whose award is presented by her Winchester co-star Jason Clarke. The show also includes Mark Hamill and Kelly Marie Tran presenting director Rian Johnson with Best Picture/Best Movies for Grownups honors for Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Ben Mendelsohn presenting Gary Oldman with the Best Actor award for his role as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, and Alfre Woodard presenting Best Actress honors to Annette Bening for her role as Gloria Grahame in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.
Here’s a full rundown of AARP Moves For Grown-Up Awards winners:
Career Achievement Award
Helen Mirren’s memorable performances have spanned decades in movies, on television and on the stage.
Gary Oldman won for his portrayal of Winston Churchill for Darkest Hour
Annette Bening as Gloria Grahame in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Best Supporting Actress
Laurie Metcalf plays the protective mother of a teenage girl in Lady Bird
Best Supporting Actor
Richard Jenkins plays a kind-hearted illustrator who helps his neighbor, a mute janitor, rescue a creature with whom she’s fallen in love in The Shape of Water
Best Movie for Grownups
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Aaron Sorkin for Molly’s Game
Best Intergenerational Film
The Florida Project
I Am Not Your Negro
Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water
The cast of Get Out
Best Grownup Love Story
The Greatest Showman
Best Time Capsule