Oh, grow up! 'The Descendants,' 'The Artist' among winners for AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards

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Relax, this wasn’t an awards ceremony to honor the cinematic achievement that is Grown Ups. (That’s what the MTV Movie Awards is for!) Rather, it’s AARP: The Magazine‘s 11th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards, an event which rewards outstanding acting, directing and writing of filmmakers 50 and over and the movies your parents really, really liked over the past year. (Sorry, Shame!)

Echoing the Golden Globes, The Descendants and The Artist will walk away the victors at the Feb. 6 ceremony at the¬†Beverly Wilshire Hotel, as they’ve been named Best Movie for Grownups and Best Comedy for Grownups, respectively. (Considering I dropped the median age by about 15 years when I went to see The Descendants at a crowded Manhattan theater and that George Clooney is just so darn charming, this one is a no-brainer.)

Other winners, which were chosen by the editors of the magazine (readers declared The Help the Best Movie for Grownups), included Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) for Best Director, Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) for Best Actress, Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) for Best Writer, Martin Scorcese (Hugo) for Breakthrough Achievement and 2012 awards season mainstay Christopher Plummer (Beginners) for Best Supporting Actor. Sharon Stone will be this year’s recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Check out the full list below. And don’t worry kids, there’s even something for you! (No one can resist The Muppets.)

Best Movie for Grownups: The Descendants

Best Actress: Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

Best Actor: Oliver Litondo, The First Grader

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus

Best Director: Stephen Daldry, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Writer: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best Comedy for Grownups: The Artist

Best Grownup Love Story: Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent, Iron Lady

Best Documentary: Bill Cunningham New York

Breakthrough Achievement: Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best Intergenerational Movie: Win Win

Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up: The Muppets

Best Time Capsule: J. Edgar

Best Foreign Film: Names of Love

Best Musical Achievement: Alexandre Desplat, Tree of Life

Read more:
Golden Globes winners list: ‘The Artist’ and ‘The Descendants’ named Best Picture
‘The Descendants’, ‘Bridesmaids’ lead WGA nominees
George Clooney in ‘The Descendants': Has he become our Paul Newman?


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