Friday, May 24, 2024

“Belfast” Wins AARP Movies for Grown Ups, Surprisingly Putting a Leash on “Power of the Dog”


“Belfast” won the AARP Movies for Grown Ups Awards tonight in an under-publicized presentation.

Director Kenneth Branagh and star Judi Dench accepted the award in a pretaped message. Unlike in previous years, the AARP Awards was without an audience and obviously the winners knew in advance they’d been selected.

But it was a surprise that “Belfast” beat “The Power of the Dog” and “CODA.” Could it be an Oscar precursor?

Who else won? Who knows? For some reason, the rest of the show has been kept a secret. Nary a press release has been issued since January. But I think Will Smith took Best Actor. Keep refreshing for more info…


Best Picture

Best Actor
Will Smith (King Richard)

Best Actress
Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos)

Best Supporting Actress
Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)

Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto (House of Gucci)

Best Director
Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)

Best Screenwriter
Tony Kushner (West Side Story)

Best Intergenerational Film

Best Ensemble
Nightmare Alley

Best Time Capsule

Best Grownup Love Story

Best Documentary
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Best Buddy Picture

Best Foreign Film
Sheep Without a Shepherd (China)


Best Actress
Jean Smart (Hacks)

Best Actor
Michael Keaton (Dopesick)

Best Limited Series/TV Movie
Mare of Easttown

Best TV Series
Ted Lasso

Career Achievement Award
Lily Tomlin

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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