AARP The Magazine Announces The 16th Annual Movies For Grownups® Award Winners

Loving Selected Best Picture of 2016; Denzel Washington and Annette Bening Score Top Acting Honors

Star-Studded Annual Awards to be celebrated in Los Angeles on Monday, February 6, 2017

Through Weekly News And Reviews, Nationwide Screenings, And An Annual Awards Event, The Movies For Grownups® Initiative Champions Movies For Grownups, By Grownups.

AARP The Magazine today announced the winners of the 16th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards. In doing so, the editors continue their integral role in awards season by honoring the best films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and by recognizing the inspiring artists who make them. With Loving and Denzel Washington and Annette Bening among the top honorees, this year’s winners will be celebrated at AARP Movies for Grownups® Awards on February 6, 2017. Three-time Emmy award-winning film and stage actress Margo Martindale will host the evening at the historic Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles. (Chase Card Services, through its AARP® Credit Card from Chase, is the presenting sponsor of AARP’s Movies for Grownups® Awards event.)

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Movies For Grownups logo (PRNewsFoto/AARP)

With more than 37 million readers, AARP The Magazine is the world’s largest circulation magazine and the definitive lifestyle publication for Americans 50-plus. AARP The Magazine delivers comprehensive content through health and fitness features, financial guidance, consumer interest information and tips, celebrity interviews, and book and movie reviews. AARP The Magazine was founded in 1958 and is published bimonthly in print and continually online. (Learn more at www.aarp.org/magazine/. Twitter: www.twitter.com/AARP)

The annual Movies for Grownups® Awards raises funds for the AARP Foundation, AARP’s affiliated charity, which helps struggling people 50-plus in Los Angeles and around the country transform their lives through programs, services and vigorous legal advocacy. The foundation works to ensure that low-income older adults have nutritious food, functional and affordable housing, steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds.aarp-foundation-logo1

The AARP Foundation is active in Los Angeles and working with the Motion Picture &Television Fund (MPTF) to develop programs to reduce social isolation among older people, by keeping them connected with their friends, families and neighborhoods. The Foundation also is the founding sponsor of L.A. Kitchen, where California produce considered “waste” is used to make healthy meals for those in need.

And The Award Goes To…..

Best Picture goes to Loving, the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of the anti-miscegenation law in Virginia went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Annette Bening and Denzel Washington lead this year’s acting honorees and will take home Best Actress and Best Actor awards for their work in 20th Century Women and Fences, respectively.loving_xlg

This year’s Best Supporting Actress award will go to Viola Davis for her outstanding performance in Fences and Jeff Bridges earns the Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Hell or High Water. This year’s Best Director and Best Screenwriter awards will go to Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea. Actor, producer and Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman will receive the evening’s highest honor, the 2016 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award.

AARP is delighted to celebrate the very best movies of 2016 and the outstanding work by the filmmakers and actors who make them,” says Myrna Blyth, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director for AARP Media. “These are the top movies for grownups made by tremendously talented grownups.”la_la_land_ver3

AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards is one of the loveliest events of the season, one that is intimate and elegant and honors the films, filmmakers and film actors that people really respond to,” says actress Margo Martindale.manchester_by_the_sea_ver2_xlg

hell_or_high_water_ver3_xlgThe (Complete List for the) 16th Annual Movies for Grownups® Award Winners are:

  • Best Picture: Loving
  • Best Actress: Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
  • Best Actor: Denzel Washington (Fences)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Fences)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
  • Best Director: Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Best Screenwriter: Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Best Comedy/Musical: La La Land
  • Breakthrough Achievement: Robert Mrazek (The Congressman)
  • Best Grownup Love Story: Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins (The Hollars)
  • Best Documentary: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week
  • Best Intergenerational Film: 20th Century Women
  • Best Buddy Picture: Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie)
  • Best Time Capsule: Jackie
  • Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up: Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Elle (France)absolutely_fabulous_the_movie_ver3_xlg

For more information about AARPs Movies for Grownups® Awards, go to www.aarp.org/moviesforgrownups. The entire list of award winners will also be featured in the February/March Issue of AARP The Magazine, available in homes February 1st.

The AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities‘ by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @aarp and the CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.

 

Cyndi Lauper Proves That She Still Can Surprise–and Definitely Have Fun–in the August/September Issue of AARP The Magazine

While Celebrating The Release Of Her Latest Musical Adventure –A Country Album– Pop Icon Cyndi Lauper Shares Her Secrets For Reinvention And Why Rules, Especially About Aging, Just Don’t Apply

With nearly 36 million readers, AARP The Magazine, founded in 1958 and is published bimonthly in print and continually online, is the world’s largest circulation magazine and the definitive lifestyle publication for Americans 50+. It delivers comprehensive content through health and fitness features, financial guidance, consumer interest information and tips, celebrity interviews, and book and movie reviews. AARP The Magazine was.

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AARP The Magazine – Cyndi Lauper Cover (PRNewsFoto/AARP)

At age 63, Cyndi Lauper is still that girl with edge who just wants to have fun. She remains an entertainment powerhouse whose secret to success is not giving a “hoot,” remaining true to herself and her unconventional artistic vision.

In the August/September issue of AARP The Magazine, a pink-haired Lauper opens up about her personal life, including an abusive childhood, and provides details about her remarkable career, spanning pop rock, new wave, blues, Broadway and, most recently, a recording of country standards.

Her notable work doesn’t end with music, but includes forays into acting, performance art, and human rights activism. This 80s icon is a devoted wife, mother and musical artist that has survived personal and professional hardships and is fiercely determined to remain open to the new and to be defined only by herself.

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AARP national logo. (PRNewsFoto/AARP)

The following are excerpts from the August/September issue of the AARP The Magazine cover story featuring Lauper, available in homes today and online now at www.aarp.org/magazine/.

ON BEING TRUE TO HERSELF AND STAYING POWER: Don’t listen. I find it remarkable when the ‘industry people’ try to pigeonhole you, like they know. Even me, I don’t know what I can do. I want to be great, but I don’t know if I can be great, so I just have to keep trying.”

You can’t live your whole life worrying about staying famous. If losing some fame means doing what you want, you gotta go with what you want.”

They can say what they want [about my legacy]. They’ve been saying everything anyway. I don’t give a hoot. I am who I am. I don’t apologize for any of it. But I do hope that what I do in my art inspires people—that it makes ’em happy and makes ’em think.

I wouldn’t listen to the naysayers and haters. Who cares? The people who succeed are the people who don’t quit.”

I wanna hear everything and keep learning about music. If I’m gonna invest my time, I want it to be great, because that’s what I’m leaving behind, besides the human beings I adore.”

I had a dream one time. I climbed the ladder and then let the ladder fall because I couldn’t just stand where I was. I wanted to be my own artist, to sing the rhythm of my own speech.”

ON THE VIRTUES OF AGING THE WAY YOU WANT TO: “Age has nothing to do with it. You’ll get wherever it is you want to go at whatever time in your life you want to do it.

I think I have reached an age when I can have pink hair if I want—or blue hair. But blue, it turns a little green, so right now I am going with the pink.”

We are brainwashed about what age you’re supposed to marry, what age you’re supposed to have a kid, what age you’re supposed to do this or that. Oh my god! Who died and left those people in charge?

ON HER FINANCIAL REGRETS: “I was never smart about money like Prince. I wish I wasn’t taken advantage of so much.”

ON LEARNING TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: Lauper’s manager told her, “You’ll never be as big as you were.” Yet she refused to fire him. “Why didn’t I say, ‘If you don’t believe in me, you shouldn’t be working for me’? I couldn’t. He had a family. And I guess there were times I didn’t think I was worthy either, because I was always told I was a pain in the ass, and why can’t I just stand there and sing?

ON HER ASPIRING HIP-HIP ARTIST SON’S REFUSAL TO TAKE HER ADVICE: “I love my kid so f—ing much, I can’t take it.” Yet for Lauper, the main issue at the moment is that, though her son is an aspiring hip-hop artist, he refuses to take her advice. Still, she’s sanguine. “I‘d get mad when people gave me advice, too. I still do. I’ll ask my husband what he thinks of what I’m wearing, and he’ll say, ‘I don’t really like it,’ and I’ll wear it anyway. So why ask the poor bastard?

ON A NORTH CAROLINA LAW BANNING TRANSGENDER FROM USING THE FACILITY WITH WHICH THEY IDENTIFY: Where I come from, you don’t let your friends and family be stripped of their civil rights.” But unlike other artists, including Bruce Springsteen, who canceled their concerts in the state, Lauper went ahead with her Raleigh, North Carolina show and donated the proceeds to a local LGBT charity. “Just my money,” she adds quickly. “Set people, electricians—all those guys need to get paid.

Two-Time Oscar Winner Robert De Niro to be Honored with the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards®

The 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards will take place Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

The 2015-2016 Awards season has officially begun. dick clark productions announced that two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro will be honored with the “Hollywood Career Achievement Award.” The awards ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015.

Hollywood Film Awards (PRNewsFoto/dick clark productions)

Hollywood Film Awards (PRNewsFoto/dick clark productions)

The Hollywood Film Awards®, founded in 1997, were created to celebrate Hollywood and launch the awards season and recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. The recipients of the awards are selected by an Advisory Team for their body of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year. Honorees have gone on to garner many Oscar nominations and wins. Past honorees of the “Hollywood Career Achievement Award” include Glenn Close, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Keaton and Robin Williams among others.

Robert De Niro is currently starring in Warner Bros. Pictures‘ “The Intern” and will appear next in 20th Century Fox‘s “Joy,” coming out December 25, 2015. He will next be seen in the upcoming boxing film “Hands of Stone,” Lionsgate‘s “Dirty Grandpa” and Grindhouse Entertainment‘s “Bus 657.” Currently, he is filming HBO’s “Wizard of Lies,” in which he is starring as Bernie Madoff and co-producing.

De Niro recently starred in Warner Bros.’ “Grudge Match,” David O. Russell‘s “American Hustle,” CBS Films’ “Last Vegas,” Relativity Media‘s “The Family,” Millennium‘s “The Killing Season,” and Lionsgate‘s “The Big Wedding.” Other recent film credits include Focus Features‘ “Being Flynn,” Grindstone Entertainment‘s “Freelancers,” and “Red Lights,” New Line Cinema‘s “New Year’s Eve,” thriller “Limitless,” “Little Fockers,” the third installment of the highly successful Tribeca Productions‘ “Meet the Parents” franchise, Filmauro‘s Italian romantic comedy “Manuale d’amore 3,” Nu Image Films‘ psychological thriller “Stone,” and 20th Century Fox‘s “Machete.”


“The Hollywood Film Awards is an incredible brand, previewing some of the biggest movies and stars of the year, while launching the award season,” said Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions. “We are honored to have Robert De Niro as this year’s recipient of the Hollywood Career Achievement Award.”


Mr. De Niro launched his prolific motion picture career in Brian De Palma‘s “The Wedding Party” in 1969. By 1974 he had won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of his critically acclaimed performance in “Bang the Drum Slowly” and from the National Society of Film Critic for Martin Scorsese‘s “Mean Streets.” In 1974 De Niro won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the young Vito Corleone in “The Godfather, Part II.”

In 1980, he won his second Oscar, as Best Actor, for his extraordinary portrayal of Jake La Motta in Scorsese’s “Raging Bull.” De Niro has earned Academy Award nominations for his work in five additional films: as Travis Bickle in Scorsese’s acclaimed “Taxi Driver;” as a Vietnam vet in Michael Cimino‘s “The Deer Hunter;” as a catatonic patient brought to life in Penny Marshall‘s “Awakenings;” in 1992 as Max Cady, an ex-con looking for revenge, in Scorsese’s remake of the 1962 classic “Cape Fear;” and as a father to a bi-polar son in David O. Russell‘s “Silver Linings Playbook.”

In 2009, De Niro received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor for his distinguished acting. He also received the Hollywood Actor Award from the Hollywood Film Festival, which he won again in 2012, and the Stanley Kubrick Award from the BAFTA Britannia Awards. In addition, AARP The Magazine gave De Niro the 2010 Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award. De Niro was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. He also served as the jury president of the 64th Cannes Film Festival.

His distinguished body of work also includes performances in Elia Kazan‘s “The Last Tycoon“; Bernardo Bertolucci‘s “1900“; Ulu Grosbard‘s “True Confessions” and “Falling in Love“; Sergio Leone‘s “Once Upon a Time in America“; Scorsese’s “King of Comedy,” “New York, New York,” “Goodfellas,” and “Casino“; Terry Gilliam‘s “Brazil“; Roland Joffe‘s “The Mission“; Brian De Palma‘s “The Untouchables“; Alan Parker‘s “Angel Heart“; Martin Brest‘s “Midnight Run“; David Jones‘ “Jacknife“; Martin Ritt‘s “Stanley and Iris“; Neil Jordan‘s “We’re No Angels“; Penny Marshall’s “Awakenings”; Ron Howard‘s “Backdraft“; Michael Caton-Jones‘ “This Boy’s Life“; John McNaughton‘s “Mad Dog and Glory“;  Kenneth Branagh‘s “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein“; Michael Mann‘s “Heat“; Barry Levinson‘s “Sleepers” and “Wag the Dog“; Jerry Zaks‘ “Marvin’s Room“; Tony Scott‘s “The Fan“; James Mangold‘s “Copland“; Alfonso Cuarón‘s “Great Expectations“; Quentin Tarantino‘s “Jackie Brown“; John Frankenheimer‘s “Ronin“; Harold Ramis‘ “Analyze This” and “Analyze That“; Joel Schumacher‘s “Flawless“; Des McNuff‘s “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle“; George Tillman‘s “Men of Honor“; John Herzfeld‘s “Fifteen Minutes“; Frank Oz‘s “The Score“; Tom Dey‘s “Showtime“; Michael Caton-Jones‘ “City By The Sea;” Nick Hamm‘s “Godsend;” John Polson‘s “Hide and Seek“; Mary McGuckian‘s “The Bridge of San Luis Rey“; DreamWorks‘s “Shark TaleJay Roach‘s “Meet The Parents,” and “Meet the Fockers,” Barry Levinson‘s “What Just Happened,” Jon Avnet‘s “Righteous Kill” and Kirk Jones‘ “Everybody’s Fine.”

De Niro takes pride in the development of his production company, Tribeca Productions, the Tribeca Film Center, which he founded with Jane Rosenthal in 1988, and in the Tribeca Film Festival, which he founded with Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 as a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. The festival was conceived to foster the economic and cultural revitalization of Lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music, and culture; the festival’s mission is to promote New York City as a major filmmaking center and help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audiences.

Through Tribeca Productions, De Niro develops projects on which he serves in a combination of capacities, including producer, director and actor. Tribeca’s “A Bronx Tale” in 1993 marked De Niro’s directorial debut. He later directed and co-starred in “The Good Shepherd” with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. Other Tribeca features include “Thunderheart,” “Cape Fear,” “Mistress,” “Night and the City,” “The Night We Never Met,” “Faithful,” “Panther,” “Marvin’s Room,” “Wag the Dog,” “Analyze This,” “Flawless,” “ The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” “Meet the Parents,” “Fifteen Minutes,” “Showtime,”  “Analyze That” and “Meet the Fockers.”

In 1992, Tribeca TV was launched with the acclaimed series “Tribeca.”  De Niro was one of the executive producers. Tribeca Productions is headquartered at De Niro’s Tribeca Film Center in the Tribeca district of New York. The Film Center is a state-of-the-art office building designed for the Film and television industry. The facility features office space, a screening room, banquet hall and restaurant. The center offers a full range of services for entertainment professionals.

Last year’s Hollywood Film Awards® honorees and presenters included Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Gerard Butler, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Geena Davis, Laura Dern, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Jonah Hill, Ron Howard, Randy Jackson , Angelina Jolie, Michael Keaton, Keira Knightley, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez, Julianne Moore, Janelle Monáe, Jack O’Connell, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Robert Pattinson, Chris Rock, Kristen Stewart, Hilary Swank, Christoph Waltz, Reese Witherspoon and Shaileene Woodley among others.

Hollywood Heavyweights Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman And Kevin Kline Grace The Cover Of AARP The Magazine

Talk About Friendships, Fatherhood, Aging In The Spotlight And More

Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline had never worked together before their upcoming movie Last Vegas, but they still seem like the closest of friends. With a total of six Academy Awards and countless iconic films between them, the quartet speak candidly in the October/November issue of AARP The Magazine (www.aarpmagazine.org) about their lives as grown men who still embrace everything life throws at them. “When you get to this stage, you celebrate—period,” said Freeman. And that is definitely what these men are doing.

Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline on the cover of the October/November issue of the AARP The Magazine.  (PRNewsFoto/AARP)

Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline on the cover of the October/November issue of the AARP The Magazine. (PRNewsFoto/AARP)

With more than 34 million readers, AARP The Magazine is the world’s largest circulation magazine and the definitive lifestyle publication for Americans 50+ and delivers comprehensive content through health and fitness features, financial guidance, consumer interest information and tips, celebrity interviews, and book and movie reviews. AARP The Magazine was founded in 1958 and is published bimonthly in print and continually online.

Below are excerpts from the October/November issue of the AARP The Magazine cover story, available in homes and online NOW at www.aarp.org/magazine. Continue reading