AARP Movies for Grownups

Margo Martindale

Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Ruth Negga, Isabelle Huppert Nab Awards at AARP’s Movies for Grownups


Helen Mirren, Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening among A-listers and legends present; Kenny Loggins Performs Beatles Tunes



As host of AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards on Monday, actress Margo Martindale started out by reminiscing about her longtime love affair with the movies, having seen an assortment of films as a youngster from “The Blob” to “Gone with the Wind.”

Then Martindale, the three-time Emmy Award winner who stars in “Sneaky Pete,” described the characteristics of the evening’s winning films, saying, “They tackle complex human relationships from all angles — family ties, grown-up love, longtime friendship — but most of all, they are incredibly entertaining.”

Denzel Washington
Staged by AARP at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the 16th annual affair named Denzel Washington as best actor for “Fences”…

Click here to read my entire story in the online fashion section of the Los Angeles Times, which also appeared in the newspaper’s Sunday print Calendar section on Feb. 12, and scroll down the page to see more event photos.


Check out the list of winners below…

Best Movie for Grownups: “Loving”

Best Actor: Denzel Washington, “Fences”

Best Actress: Annette Bening, “20th Century Women”

Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”

Best Director: Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Screenwriter: Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Comedy/Musical: “La La Land”

Best Intergenerational Film: “20th Century Women”

Best Buddy Picture: “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie”

Helen Mirren, Annette Bening

Best Breakthrough Achievement: Robert Mrazek, “The Congressman”

Best Time Capsule: “Jackie”

Best Grownup Love Story: “The Hollars”

Best Documentary: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week”

Best Foreign Language Film: “Elle”

Best Movie for Grownups who Refuse to Grow Up: “Kubo and the Two Strings”

Readers’ Choice Award: Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger



Top photo: Three-time Emmy winner Margo Martindale, currently starring in “Sneaky Pete,” served as host of the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards (Photo by Matt Sayles/ Invision for AARP/ AP Images)

Second photo: Two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington accepts the Best Actor Award for “Fences” at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards (Photo by Matt Sayles/ Invision for AARP/ AP Images)

Third photo: Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, left, and four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening, right, catch up during dinner at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards – Mirren later presented the Career Achievement Award to Morgan Freeman; and Bening later received the Best Actress Award for “20th Century Women;” Bening also joined Lucas Jade Zumann to present “20th Century Women” with the Best Intergenerational Film Award (Photo by Jordan Strauss/ Invision for AARP/ AP Images)


Fourth photo: Actor, recording star and Academy Award nominee Justin Timberlake presented the Best Documentary Award to producers Brian Grazer and Nigel Sinclair for “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards (Photo by

Fifth photo: From left, Edward James Olmos, Jeff Bridges, Kenny Loggins and Treat Williams pose for a photo at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards – Bridges later won the Best Supporting Actor award for “Hell or High Water;” Loggins later sang a Beatles medley; and Williams later presented the Best Breakthrough Achievement Award to director Robert Mrazek for “The Congressman” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/ Invision for AARP/ AP Images)

Sixth photo: Stephen Henderson of “Fences” and “Manchester by the Sea” with Ruth Negga, who accepted the Best Movie for Grownups Award for “Loving” at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards (Photo by Jordan Strauss/ Invision for AARP/ AP Images)




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Edward James Olmos, Jeff Bridges, Kenny Loggins, Treat Williams

Golden Globes After-Parties: John Lithgow Talks The Crown; Tracee Ellis Ross Swaps the Gown

USC Shoah Foundation Ambassadors for Humanity Gala

Over pastries and awards, Tina Fey and Ryan Murphy talk about Women in Hollywood

Glamour names Women of the Year – plus Bono

Star-Studded amfAR Gala honors Jeffrey Katzenberg, Charlize Theron

Elle honors Anna Kendrick, Amy Adams, Helen Mirren, Lupita Nyong’o, Kristen Stewart, Kathy Bates, Felicity Jones, Aja Naomi King

Artist Julie Mehretu and LACMA Curator Christine Y. Kim Talk About Art

Carousel of Hope Ball Honors Hollywood Icons Sidney Poitier, Jane Fonda, Sherry Lansing and David Foster

More Talk from Stars at Variety’s Power of Hollywood Lunch

Katy Perry at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Gala



Stephen Henderson, Ruth Negga
AARP Movies for Grownups

Published Feb. 10, 2017, updated Feb. 13, 2017 – Ellen Olivier,