NEW YORK (AP) – A new batch of film nominations are out from an influential media organization – but superhero flicks and â€œFrozen 2â€ need not apply.
AARP, the organization for retired persons, has released nominations for its annual Movies for Grownups awards, which is designed to reward films that resonate with older viewers and fight industry ageism.
AARP The Magazine on Tuesday nominated â€œA Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,â€ â€œBombshell,â€ â€œLittle Women,â€ â€œMarriage Story,â€ â€œOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood,â€ â€œThe Farewell,â€ â€œThe Irishmanâ€ and â€œThe Two Popesâ€ for the best picture/best movie category.
The best actress category includes Isabelle Huppert (â€œFrankieâ€), Helen Mirren (â€œThe Good Liarâ€), Julianne Moore (â€œGloria Bellâ€), Alfre Woodard (â€œClemencyâ€) and Renee Zellweger (â€œJudyâ€).
Competing for best actor will be Antonio Banderas (â€œPain and Gloryâ€), Robert De Niro (â€œThe Irishmanâ€), Eddie Murphy (â€œDolemite is My Nameâ€), Jonathan Pryce (â€œThe Two Popes), Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems)
Tony Danza will host the awards at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 11. The ceremony will be broadcast Jan. 19 on PBS. Annette Bening will be honored for career achievement.
â€œWe must continue to lift up movies made for, by and about grown-ups – the stories that speak to moviegoers 50-plus,â€ Heather Nawrocki, vice president and director for Movies for Grownups at AARP, said in a statement.
The nominees for best supporting actress are Laura Dern (â€œMarriage Storyâ€), Nicole Kidman (â€œBombshellâ€), Jennifer Lopez (â€œHustlersâ€), Maggie Smith (â€œDownton Abbeyâ€) and Zhao Shuzhen (â€œThe Farewellâ€).
The male actor supporting category includes Jamie Foxx (â€œJust Mercyâ€), Tom Hanks (â€œA Beautiful Day in the Neighborhoodâ€), Anthony Hopkins (â€œThe Two Popesâ€), Al Pacino (â€œThe Irishmanâ€) and Brad Pitt (â€œOnce Upon a Time in Hollywoodâ€).
Awards also will be handed out for categories such as best screenwriter, best buddy picture, best time capsule, best documentary, best foreign language film and best ensemble.
Last year, Shirley MacLaine was honored for career achievement and “Green Book” was named best picture/best movie for grown-ups. Glenn Close earned best actress for “The Wife” and Viggo Mortensen best actor for “Green Book.”
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