WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, award-winning actresses Alfre Woodard and Sharon Stone, actors Treat Williams, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lucas Jade Zumann, George Takei, Jovan Adepo and more join Emmy Award-winner and host Margo Martindale at AARP The Magazine's 16th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards. The event will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 6 at the historic Beverly Wilshire hotel in Los Angeles.
Event proceeds benefit AARP Foundation, which helps struggling people 50-plus in Los Angeles and around the country transform their lives through programs, services and legal assistance. Chase Card Services, through its AARP® Credit Card from Chase, is the presenting sponsor of the 16th annual AARP's Movies for Grownups® Awards.
"AARP's Movies for Grownups recognizes outstanding films that have a unique appeal to audiences with a grownup state of mind. We are happy to honor the talented filmmakers and actors who bring these films to life," AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said. "In addition, via AARP's annual Movies for Grownups Awards, we are focused on raising funds for AARP Foundation, our affiliated charity, which helps struggling adults 50-plus in Los Angeles and around the country transform their lives."
"AARP Foundation is thrilled to be the beneficiary of this event, which celebrates the vibrancy and infinite variety of people over 50," said Lisa Marsh Ryerson, president of AARP Foundation, the charitable affiliate of AARP. "We're equally excited to collaborate with the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) to fight social isolation among older members of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles."
Also attending the awards are Morgan Freeman (Career Achievement Award), Denzel Washington (Best Actor Fences), Viola Davis (Best Supporting Actress Fences), Annette Bening (Best Actress 20th Century Women), Jeff Bridges (Best Supporting Actor Hell or High Water), Kenneth Lonergan (Best Director and Best Screenwriter Manchester by the Sea), Isabelle Huppert (Best Foreign Language Elle), Brian Grazer (Best Documentary Beatles: Eight Days A Week), Robert Mrazek (Breakthrough Achievement The Congressman), Damien Chazelle (Best Comedy/Musical La La Land), Joel Edgerton and Jeff Nichols (Best Movie for Grownups Loving), Travis Knight (Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up Kubo and the Two Strings), Mike Mills (Best Intergenerational Film 20th Century Women), Diane Ladd, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Edward James Olmos, and Movies for Grownups® Awards host committee members: Sherry Lansing (Chair), June Squibb, Robert Forster, Diane Ladd, Ken Scherer, Edward James Olmos, Andrew Karpen, Christine Essel, Sid and Nancy Ganis and event committee members Joe Lumarda (Chair) and Doug Collins.
The star-studded celebration will also include musical performances by Grammy-winning artist Kenny Loggins and Brian McKnight.
With weekly news and reviews, nationwide screenings, and an annual awards event, the Movies for Grownups® initiative champions movies for grownups, by grownups.
For more information about AARP's Movies for Grownups® Awards, go to www.aarp.org/moviesforgrownups. The entire list of award winners will also be featured in the February/March Issue of AARP The Magazine, available in homes February 1st.
About AARP The Magazine's Movies For Grownups® Awards' Philanthropic Goals:
The annual Movies for Grownups® Awards raises funds for AARP Foundation, AARP's affiliated charity, which helps struggling people 50-plus in Los Angeles and around the country transform their lives through programs, services and vigorous legal advocacy. The foundation works to ensure that low-income older adults have nutritious food, functional and affordable housing, steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds.
AARP Foundation is active in Los Angeles. It is working with the Motion Picture &Television Fund (MPTF) to develop programs to reduce social isolation among older people, by keeping them connected with their friends, families and neighborhoods. AARP Foundation also is the founding sponsor of L.A. Kitchen, where California produce considered "waste" is used to make healthy meals for those in need.
About AARP The Magazine:
With more than 37 million readers, AARP The Magazine is the world's largest circulation magazine and the definitive lifestyle publication for Americans 50-plus. AARP The Magazine delivers comprehensive content through health and fitness features, financial guidance, consumer interest information and tips, celebrity interviews, and book and movie reviews. AARP The Magazine was founded in 1958 and is published bimonthly in print and continually online. Learn more at www.aarp.org/magazine/. Twitter: twitter.com/AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.