Feb 5, 2019
AARP The Magazine Celebrates 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards in Los Angeles

Appearances by Shirley MacLaine, Viggo Mortensen, Glenn Close, Spike Lee, Mahershala Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kathy Bates, Barry Jenkins, Rami Malek, Topher Grace, Edward James Olmos, Marina de Tavira, Peter Farrelly, Joe Mazzello, Ben Hardy, Lucy Boynton, Richard E. Grant, Michael Douglas, Catherine O’Hara, Linda Cardellini, Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty, Dolly Wells, Rob Marshall, Blythe Danner, Robert Forster, Morgan Neville, John Rogers, Martin Short, and more

Awards Airing on “Great Performances” February 15 at 9/8c on PBS

LOS ANGELES, CAAARP The Magazine’s 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards were held Monday night at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, celebrating 2018’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognizing the inspiring artists who make them.

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Co-produced by the Great Performances series for the second consecutive year, the Movies for Grownups Awards will be broadcast on Friday, February 15 at 9/8c p.m. on PBS (check local listings), and will stream the following day on pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.

Hosted by actor and comedian Martin Short, the star-studded awards ceremony included a touching tribute to Career Achievement Award honoree Shirley MacLaine. Other highlights of the evening included a special appearance by Michael Douglas, who presented his Fatal Attraction co-star Glenn Close with Best Actress honors for her role in The Wife; Mahershala Ali who handed his co-star Viggo Mortensen the Best Actor award for Green Book; and Spike Lee received a standing ovation when he was awarded Best Director by actor Topher Grace, one of the stars of BlacKkKlansman.

The complete list of the 18th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Winners

  • Career Achievement: Shirley MacLaine
  • Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: Green Book
  • Best Actress: Glenn Close (The Wife)
  • Best Actor: Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Judi Dench (All Is True)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
  • Best Director: Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
  • Best Screenwriter: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
  • Best Ensemble: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Best Grownup Love Story: What They Had
  • Best Intergenerational Film: Mary Poppins Returns
  • Best Foreign Film: Roma
  • Readers’ Choice: A Star Is Born
  • Best Time Capsule: If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Best Documentary: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Consumer Cellular is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the Movies for Grownups Awards. Event proceeds benefit AARP Foundation, which works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable older adults — in Los Angeles and across the country — build economic opportunity and social connectedness.

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

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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 around the country transform their lives through programs, services and vigorous legal advocacy. The Foundation works to increase economic opportunity and social connections to prevent and reduce senior poverty.

About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

About WNET
WNET is America’s flagship PBS station: parent company of New York’s THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its new ALL ARTS multi-platform initiative, its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each month. WNET produces and presents a wide range of acclaimed PBS series, including Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, and the nightly interview program Amanpour and Company. In addition, WNET produces numerous documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings, as well as multi-platform initiatives addressing poverty and climate. Through THIRTEEN Passport and WLIW Passport, station members can stream new and archival THIRTEEN, WLIW and PBS programming anytime, anywhere.

Paola Torres, AARP Movies for Grownups, 202.434.2555, ptorres@aarp.org; Eileen Thompson-Ray, Rogers & Cowan, 310.854.8137, eray@rogersandcowan.com