AARP’s Movies For Grownups Awards: ‘Spotlight’ & ‘The Intern’ Win Big

AARP The Magazine has announced the winners of the 15th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, continuing its integral role in AARP Magazine Movies for Grownups awardsawards season with its tradition of honoring the best in films with particular relevance to a 50-plus audience. With the film Spotlight and actors Bryan Cranston and Lily Tomlin included among the top honorees, this year's winners will be feted at the star-studded AARP Movies for Grownups® Awards on February 8th at the historic Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles. Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin will host the evening for the second time.  

The honor of Best Picture will go to Spotlight, the critically acclaimed drama based on the true story of The Boston Globe reporters who investigated allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church. Lily Tomlin and Bryan Cranston lead this year's acting honors and will take home Best Actress and Best Actor nods for their work inGrandma and Trumbo, respectively. 

This year's Best Supporting Actress award will go to Diane Ladd for her part in the emotionally charged biographical comedy-drama Joy; and Mark Rylance earns the Best Supporting Actor for his outstanding performance in Steven Spielberg's Cold War-inspired thriller Bridge of SpiesThis year's Best Director award will go to Ridley Scott for his film The Martian, and David O. Russell was voted Best Screenwriter for Joy.Michael Douglas will be presented with the esteemed Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award for his prolific on- and off-screen accomplishments.

The 15th Annual Movies for Grownups® Award winners are:

  • Career Achievement: Michael Douglas
  • Best Picture: Spotlight
  • Best Actress: Lily TomlinGrandma
  • Best Actor: Bryan CranstonTrumbo
  • Best Supporting Actress: Diane LaddJoy
  • Best Supporting Actor: Mark RylanceBridge of Spies
  • Best Director: Ridley ScottThe Martian
  • Best Screenwriter: David O. RussellJoy
  • Best Grownup Love Story: Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman5 Flights Up
  • Best Comedy: Nancy Meyers, The Intern
  • Best Documentary: The Last Man on the Moon
  • Best Intergenerational Film: Creed
  • Best Buddy Picture: Patricia Clarkson and Ben KingsleyLearning to Drive
  • Best Time Capsule: Love & Mercy
  • Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up: Pete Docter, Inside Out
  • Best Foreign Film: Rams (Iceland)

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