Saturday, April 20, 2024

AARP Movie Nominees Include “Fabelmans,” “Elvis,” “Top Gun” But No “Whale” or “Emancipation”


Believe it or not the AARP Movie Awards are important. They reach a big audience. All their Best Picture nominations were similar to Critics Choice and AFI, even Golden Globes. But they eschewed “The Whale” and “Emancipation,” which should tell us everything. Good luck to everyone! (PS Some actors were excluded because they were too young, like Michelle Williams.)

The complete list of the annual Movies for Grownups Awards Nominees:

  • Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, The Woman King and Women Talking.
  • Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Tár), Viola Davis (The Woman King), Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris), Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande) and Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once).
  • Best Actor: Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick), Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Tom Hanks (A Man Called Otto), Bill Nighy (Living) and Adam Sandler (Hustle).
  • Best Supporting Actress: Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Patricia Clarkson (She Said), Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Judith Ivey (Women Talking)and Gabrielle Union (The Inspection).
  • Best Supporting Actor: Andre Braugher (She Said), Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin), Woody Harrelson (Triangle of Sadness), Judd Hirsch(The Fabelmans) and Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once).  
  • Best Director: James Cameron (Avatar: The Way of Water), Todd Field (Tár), Baz Luhrmann (Elvis), Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Woman King) and Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans).
  • Best Screenwriter: Todd Field (Tár), Kazuo Ishiguro (Living), Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans), Rebecca Lenkiewicz (She Said) and Dana Stevens (The Woman King).
  • Best Actress (TV): Christina Applegate (Dead to Me), Toni Collette (The Staircase), Laura Linney (Ozark), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary) and Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul).  
  • Best Actor (TV): Jeff Bridges (The Old Man), Steve Carell (The Patient),Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Gary Oldman (Slow Horses) and Wes Studi (Reservation Dogs). 
  • Best TV Series:Abbott Elementary, The Old Man, Only Murders in the Building, The White Lotus and Yellowstone.
  • Best TV Movie/Limited Series: Black Bird, The Dropout, Inventing Anna, The Staircase and The Watcher.
  • Best Ensemble: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Nope, She Said, The Woman King and Women Talking. 
  • Best Intergenerational Movie: Armageddon Time, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, A Man Called Otto and Till. 
  • Best Time Capsule: Armageddon Time, Babylon, Elvis, The Fabelmans and Till.
  • Best Grownup Love Story: Empire of Light; Good Luck to You, Leo Grande; Lady Chatterley’s Lover; A Love Song; and Ticket to Paradise.
  • Best Documentary: Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down, Lucy and Desi, The Pez Outlaw, Sidney and Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off.
  • Best Foreign Film: Argentina, 1985 (Argentina), Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (Mexico), Broker (South Korea), One Fine Morning (France) and The Quiet Girl (Ireland).
Roger Friedman
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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