Tuesday, April 16, 2024

AARP Awards Nominate Killers of the Flower Moon, Oppenheimer, Barbie, Maestro, Color Purple for Grown-Ups Awards

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I always look forward to the AARP Movies for GrownUps Awards. The nominations are out today and they’re pretty good. I’m a little surprised “The Holdovers” didn’t make it into Best Picture, but the cut off was five. I’m sure that was number 6. followed by “American Fiction.”

This has been a very good year for films, better than the last several seasons, in fact. Add in “Nyad” and “Rustin,” “Air,” “May December,” and “Ferrari,” and that’s 12 quality releases not including films like “Past Lives,” “Anatomy of a Fall,” “Teachers Lounge,” and “Zone of Interest.”.

“Our goal has always been to ignite cultural change in Hollywood through our Movies for Grownups initiative. And this year’s bumper crop of masterworks worth a grownup’s time suggests that it’s happening,” says AARP film and TV critic Tim Appelo. “AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards fights industry ageism, and they’re a measure of social change as well as artistic excellence.” 

They usually tape a TV ceremony that’s aired soon after, with Alan Cumming as host. But that info has not been released. Still, great choices.

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

  • Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: Barbie, The Color Purple, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, and Oppenheimer.
  • Best Actress: Annette Bening (Nyad), Juliette Binoche (The Taste of Things), Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (Origin), Helen Mirren (Golda), and Julia Roberts (Leave the World Behind).
  • Best Actor: Nicolas Cage (Dream Scenario), Colman Domingo (Rustin), Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers), Anthony Hopkins (Freud’s Last Session), and Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction).
  • Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Air), Jodie Foster (Nyad), Taraji P. Henson (The Color Purple), Julianne Moore (May December), and Leslie Uggams (American Fiction).
  • Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe (Poor Things), Robert De Niro (Killers of the Flower Moon), Colman Domingo (The Color Purple), Robert Downey Jr. (Oppenheimer), and Mark Ruffalo (Poor Things).
  • Best Director: Ben Affleck (Air), Michael Mann (Ferrari), Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer), Alexander Payne (The Holdovers), and Martin Scorsese (Killers of the Flower Moon).
  • Best Screenwriter: Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig (Barbie), David Hemingson (The Holdovers), Tony McNamara (Poor Things), Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer) and Martin Scorsese and Eric Roth (Killers of the Flower Moon).
  • Best Ensemble: American Fiction, The Color Purple, Killers of the Flower Moon, Oppenheimer, and Rustin.
  • Best Actress (TV): Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus), Jennifer Garner (The Last Thing He Told Me), Imelda Staunton (The Crown), and Meryl Streep (Only Murders in the Building).
  • Best Actor (TV): Brian Cox (Succession), Bryan Cranston (Your Honor), Oliver Platt (The Bear), Rufus Sewell (The Diplomat), and Henry Winkler (Barry).
  • Best TV Movie/Series or Limited Series: The Bear, Fargo, Only Murders in the Building, Succession, and The White Lotus.
  • Best Reality TV Series: The Amazing Race, America’s Got Talent, The Golden Bachelor, Jury Duty, and The Voice.
  • Best Intergenerational Film: American Fiction, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, The Holdovers, Leave the World Behind, and Poor Things.
  • Best Time Capsule: Ferrari, Maestro, Oppenheimer, Priscilla, and Rustin.
  • Best Documentary: Invisible Beauty, Judy Blume Forever, The Lost Weekend, The Pigeon Tunnel, and Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie.
  • Best Foreign Film: Amerikatsi (Armenia), Perfect Days (Japan), Radical (Mexico), The Taste of Things (France), and The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom).
Roger Friedman
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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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