Thursday, January 19, 2012

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards - winners

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and AARP The Magazine announced the winners for their 11th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards.

The top prize of Best Movie for Grownups went to The Descendants. However, The Artist picked up Best Comedy. There were no multiple award-winners though and everything was spread very evenly.

The Names of Love was named The Best Foreign Language Film. Best Documentary went to Bill Cunningham New York, while the Readers’ Choice Award was won by The Help.

The lead acting prizes went to Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs and Oliver Litondo for The First Grader, while the supporting awards went to Christopher Plummer for Beginners and Vanessa Redgrave for Coriolanus.

Actress Sharon Stone was named the AARP's 2012 recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Complete list of winners for the 11th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards

Best Movie For Grownups
The Descendants
We Also Loved: The Artist, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Midnight in Paris, War Horse and Win Win.

Best Actress
Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs
We Also Loved: Ellen Barkin, Another Happy Day; Helen Mirren, The Debt; Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady; and Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Best Actor
Oliver Litondo for The First Grader
We Also Loved: George Clooney, The Descendants; Mel Gibson, The Beaver; Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; and Kevin Spacey, Margin Call.

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer for Beginners
We Also Loved: Jeremy Irons, Margin Call; Ben Kingsley, Hugo; Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; and Christoph Waltz, Water for Elephants.

Best Supporting Actress
Vanessa Redgrave for Coriolanus
We Also Loved: Ellen Burstyn, Another Happy Day; Judi Dench, J. Edgar; Allison Janney, The Help; Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs.

Best Director
Stephen Daldry for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
We Also Loved: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris; George Clooney, The Ides of March; Cameron Crowe, We Bought a Zoo; Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life; and Martin Scorsese, Hugo.

Best Writer
Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris
We Also Loved: Alexander Payne, The Descendants; Eric Roth, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; Roger Simon, A Better Life; and Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball.

Best Movie for Grownups who refuse to grow up
The Muppets
We Also Loved: Dolphin Tale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and Hugo.

Best Intergenerational Movie
Win Win
We Also Loved: The First Grader, Hugo, and The Music Never Stopped.

Best Musical Achievement
Alexandre Desplat for The Tree of Life
We Also Loved: John Williams, War Horse. His majestic score bears his trademark swelling strings and fanfares, this time infused with cleverly applied folk tunes.

Best Comedy
The Artist
We Also Loved: 50/50, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris, and Tower Heist.

Best Time Capsule
J. Edgar
We Also Loved: The Help, The Iron Lady and Midnight in Paris.

Best Foreign Language Film
The Names of Love (France)
We Also Loved: 80 Days, In Darkness, Queen to Play and The Skin I Live In.

Best Documentary
Bill Cunningham New York
We Also Loved: Hot Coffee, The Interrupters, Project Nim and Undefeated.

Best Breakthrough Achievement
Martin Scorsese for Hugo

Best Grownup Love Story
Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent for The Iron Lady
We Also Loved: Emily Watson and Peter Mullan, War Horse; Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson, The Beaver; and Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer, J. Edgar.

Readers’ Choice Award 2012
The Help

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sharon Stone

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