AARP The Magazine celebrates the annual Movies for Grownups® Awards with a 20th Anniversary Special from Great Performances on PBS


Special appearances by Lili Tomlin, Will Smith, Nicole Kidman, Jared Leto, Rita Moreno, Bradley CooperAunjanue Ellis, Kenneth BranaghCate Blanchett, Jo Ann Jenkins, Jean Smart, demi singletonSaniya Sidney, Judi Densch, Marlee Matlin, Jason SudeikisAhmir “Questlove” Thompson and more


WASHINGTON, March 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AARP The Magazine presented the winners of his year Adult Movies®awards with a 20th anniversary special featuring award winners Be the Ricardos, Belfast, KODA, Intoxicated, Chop, house of gucci, King Richard and more. The winners were announced during today’s virtual event, broadcast by Great achievements on PBS, hosted by Alan Cumming as part of #PBSForTheArts.

For two decades, AARP’s Movies for Grownups program has championed films by adults for adults by advocating for audiences over 50, fighting ageism in the industry, and promoting films that resonate with adult viewers. Award-winning stage and film actor Alan Cumming started the show with an opening musical parody of “Cabaret”. The star-studded ceremony also included a touching tribute to the Oscar winner Goldie Hawn the winner of the Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award Lili Tomlinwho hilariously talked about being a proud adult.

Tomlin joins an illustrious list of previous AARP Movies for Grownups Career Achievement honorees, including George Clooney, Annette Bening, Kevin Costner, Robert DeNiro, MichaelDouglas, Morgan Freeman, Shirley MacLaine, Helen Mirren, Robert Redford, Suzanne Sarandon and Sharon stone.

Other highlights of the evening included a special performance by the actress Saniya Sidneywho introduced them Best actor Screen Dad Award Will Smith for his role in King Richard. Director Aaron Sorkin introduced the Best Actress award to Nicole Kidman for showing both Lucille Ball and Lucille-Ball-as-Lucy-Ricardo in Be the Ricardos. Michael Keaton taken home Best Actor (TV) Honors and shares the deeply personal meaning of his role Intoxicated. director Kenneth Branagh receive Best Film/Best Adult Film to the Belfastand explains that it’s a kind of memoir about growing up during the conflict in Northern Ireland.

AARP’s Movies for Grownups® Awards continue its tradition of recognizing quality performance in the TV/Streaming categories. winner included Mare by Easttown to the Best Limited Series/TV Movie and Teddy Lasso to the Best TV Series.

“We are very excited to share the honorees of this year’s Movies for Grownups Awards during our 20th Anniversary special,” he said Tim Appleo, AARP film and television critic. “Even in a pandemic, the creators continue to raise the bar, captivate audiences and give us all a little comfort in difficult times. Twenty years is quite a milestone to celebrate and we extend our heartiest congratulations to all of our nominees and award winners.”

The complete list of annual adult films Prizewinner:

  • Professional success: Lili Tomlin
  • Best Film/Best Adult Film: Belfast
  • Best Actress: Nicole Kidman (Be the Ricardos)
  • Best actor: Will Smith (King Richard)
  • The best supporting actress: Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)
  • Best supporting actor: Jared Leto (House Gucci)
  • Best Director: Jane Campion (The power of the dog)
  • Best Screenwriter: Tony Kuschner (Westside Story)
  • Best Ensemble: nightmare alley
  • Best Generation Film: KODA
  • Best Buddy Pic: finch
  • Best Time Capsule: spencer
  • Best Adult Love Story: Cyrano
  • Best Documentary: Summer of Soul (…or when the revolution couldn’t be televised)
  • Best Foreign Film/Best International Film: sheep without a shepherd (China)
  • Best Actress (TV/Streaming): Jean Smart (Chop)
  • Best Actor (TV/Streaming): Michael Keaton (Intoxicated)
  • Best TV Series: Teddy Lasso
  • Best TV Movie/Best Limited Series: Mare by Easttown

Big funding for Great Achievements: Adult Movies Featuring AARP the magazine was provided by Barclays and RR Donnelley. Proceeds from the event benefit the AARP Foundation, which works to end poverty in old age by helping older, low-income adults build economic opportunity by safeguarding what matters most: good jobs, healthy eating, eligible benefits, essential reimbursements, and maintaining social connections.

Series promotion for Great achievements was provided by The Joseph and Robert Cornel Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Jody and John Arnholdthe Abra Prentice Foundation LLC, the Starr Foundation, the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, the Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, the Seton Melvin Charitable Trust, the Estate of Worthington Mayo-Smiththe Jack Lawrence Charitable Trust and Ellen and James S. Marcus.

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