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.