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Annual Awards

The Big Night

Watch Now: 2016 Awards Highlights

Oscar winners and A-List celebrities including Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bryan Cranston, and Morgan Freeman celebrated AARP's 15th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards in Los Angeles

Career Achievement Award

Michael Douglas: 2015 Recipient

Two-time oscar winner and Hollywood legend honored for a career spanning five decades


Kevin Costner Gets 2014 Honor

Artist, entrepreneur, actor Kevin Costner has bested his critics, building a life for the long haul with family first and Hollywood still calling.

Susan Sarandon Is 2013's Awardee

Oscar and Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award winner, refuses to fake it in any role — actress, activist, mom

About Us

With weekly reviews, a nationwide screening program and our annual awards event, AARP's Movies for Grownups spotlights films that resonate with a 50-plus audience and celebrate the work of actors and filmmakers 50 and older. The awards are featured in February/March issue of AARP's bi-monthly magazine and given each February in Beverly Hills, California.

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2015 Movies for Grownups Award Winners

The 2015 Movies for Grownups Awards — chosen by the editors of AARP The Magazine — go to an array of actors, films and filmmakers whose work has particular relevance to a 50-plus audience

Spotlight (trailer) directed by Tom McCarthy

Trumbo (trailer) featuring Best Actor Bryan Cranston

Grandma (trailer) featuring Best Actress Lily Tomlin

The Martian (trailer) featuring Best Director Ridley Scott

The Stars

Dustin Hoffman

Versatile, intense, and unique epitomize the 2012 Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award honoree

Sharon Stone

Actress Sharon Stone, 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree takes us on a trip down memory lane

Robert Redford

The 2010 Movies for Grownups Achievement Award honoree captures the essence of cinematic acting

Colin Firth

The British actor relishes his "grown up" moment at the 2011 Movies for Grownups Awards


Best Movies for Grownups Hall of Fame

Go all the way back to 2002 to recall the “Best Movie” winners of our Movies for Grownup Awards

'100 Movies for Grownups'

By Bill Newcott - E-Book - January 2015 - Read our recommendations on the 100 best movies for the 50-plus.