AARP Magazine Announces Nominees for 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards

In the Best Actress category, nominations go to Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul), Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Meryl Streep (The Post). In the Best Actor category, Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes), Daniel-Day Lewis (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks (The Post), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.). Additionally, Helen Mirren will receive the esteemed Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award.

The nominees for Best Supporting Actress are Holly Hunter (The Big Sick), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Melissa Leo(Novitiate), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), and Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird). In the Best Supporting Actor category, Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Laurence Fishburne (Last Flag Flying), Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World) are nominatedThe 2017 Movies for Grownups® nominees for Best Director are Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Reginald Hudlin (Marshall), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World) and Steven Spielberg (The Post).

“2017 was filled with marvelous movies and performances that appeal directly to a powerful audience -the 50-plus. We are delighted to celebrate another year of actors, directors and writers that brought the most compelling stories to life on the silver screen,” says Myrna Blyth, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director for AARP Media. “After nearly two decades of celebrating AARP’s Movies for Grownups, we are also thrilled to share our awards show with viewers at home.”

Co-produced by the Great Performances series, the 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards will be broadcast for the first time on Friday, February 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS, (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.

Event proceeds raise funds for AARP Foundation, AARP’s charitable affiliate, which works to end senior poverty by building economic opportunity and social connections for vulnerable older adults in L.A. and across the country.

With weekly news and reviews, nationwide screenings, and an annual awards event, AARP’s Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise continues to champion movies for grownups, by grownups.  For more information about AARP’s Movies for Grownups® Awards, go online to www.aarp.org/moviesforgrownups.

The complete list of the 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards Nominees:

  • Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: Get Out, Lady Bird, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Best Actress: Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul), Salma Hayek(Beatriz at Dinner), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Meryl Streep (The Post)
  • Best Actor: Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes), Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks (The Post), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Holly Hunter (The Big Sick), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Melissa Leo (Novitiate), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Laurence Fishburne (Last Flag Flying), Woody Harrelson(Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World)
  • Best Director: Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Reginald Hudlin (Marshall), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World) and Steven Spielberg (The Post)
  • Best Screenwriter: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), James Ivory (Call Me by Your Name), Anthony McCarten (Darkest Hour), Steven Rogers (I, Tonya), Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game)
  • Best Ensemble: Get OutGirls TripLast Flag FlyingMudboundMurder on the Orient Express
  • Best Grownup Love Story: BreatheFilms Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, The Leisure Seeker, Our Souls at NightTheGreatest Showman
  • Best Intergenerational Film: The Big Sick, The Florida Project, Lady BirdMarjorie Prime, Wonder
  • Best Time Capsule: Battle of the Sexes, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, I, Tonya, The Post
  • Readers’ Choice Poll: Beauty and the Beast, Dunkirk, Get Out, Girls Trip, Last Flag Flying, Murder on the Orient Express, The Post, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Wonder, Wonder Woman
  • Best Documentary: Dolores, Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, I Am Not Your Negro, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
  • Best Foreign Film: Chavela (Mexico), The Insult (Lebanon), Like Crazy (Italy), A Taxi Driver (South Korea), The Women’s Balcony (Israel)

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