AARP The Magazine recently announced the nominees for the upcoming 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, with “A Star Is Born,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” “Green Book” and “Roma” contending in the Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category.
The awards celebrate 2018’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognize the inspiring artists who make them. Celebrated comedian and actor Martin Short will host the star-studded evening at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills on Monday, Feb. 4.
In the Best Actress category, nominations go to Sandra Bullock (“Bird Box”), Glenn Close (“The Wife”), Viola Davis (“Widows”), Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”) and Julia Roberts (“Ben Is Back”). In the Best Actor category, nominees include Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”), Hugh Jackman (“The Front Runner”), Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”), Robert Redford (“The Old Man & the Gun”), John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”). The esteemed Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award goes to Shirley MacLaine.
The nominees for Best Supporting Actress are Angela Bassett (“Black Panther”), Blythe Danner (“What They Had”), Judi Dench (“All Is True”), Nicole Kidman (“Boy Erased”) and Michelle Yeoh (“Crazy Rich Asians”).
In the Best Supporting Actor category, Robert Duvall (“Widows”), Sam Elliott (“A Star Is Born”), Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), Robert Forster (“What They Had”) and Ian McKellen (“All Is True”) are nominated. The 2018 Movies for Grownups nominees for Best Director are Kenneth Branagh (“All Is True”), Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”), Peter Farrelly (“Green Book”), Mimi Leder (“On the Basis of Sex”) and Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”).
“2018 was a banner year for a sensational collection of movies that resonated with the powerful 50-plus audience,” said Myrna Blyth, senior vice president and editorial director for AARP Media. “As our Movies for Grownups franchise continues to grow, AARP will continue to collaborate with the filmmaking industry and support high-quality films that celebrate grownups.”
The Movies for Grownups Awards will be broadcast for the second consecutive year on PBS. Co-produced by the Great Performances series, the awards premiere Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will stream the following day on pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.