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Robert Redford, Colin Firth, Lesley Manville and Phylicia Rashad are among the stars who will receive Movies for Grownups Awards Monday night from AARP The Magazine at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Redford, who will turn 75 this year, will receive the magazine's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for a legendary career of acting and directing.
Nancy Perry Graham, vice president and editor of the magazine, called Redford "a film icon who has captivated audiences for decades with stellar performances in countless films including The Way We Were, All the President's Men and The Natural, and Oscar-winning directing in Ordinary People."
Colin Firth, who has been scooping up honors all awards season as a best actor nominee for The King's Speech, is the magazine's Best Actor. The King's Speech was chosen Best Movie for Grownups. Lesley Manville is the Best Actress for her vivacious, self-involved performance as Mary in Another Year, John Malkovich is Best Supporting Actor for his quirky character in Secretariat and Phylicia Rashad is Best Supporting Actress for her wise portrayal of Gilda in For Colored Girls. Danny Boyle is Best Director for his impressive film, 127 Hours.
Movies for Grownups and the award ceremony celebrate movies "that have distinct relevance to the 50-plus audience," said Graham. "Our readers rely on us to cut out the kid stuff and put dynamic, character-driven films in their queues," said Bill Newcott, AARP The Magazine entertainment editor and movie critic. Awards will be given in 15 categories, including Best Buddy Movie and Best Love Story, at the Monday gala, hosted by actors Dana Delany and Peter Gallagher and attended by a galaxy of stars including Taraji P. Henson, Sally Field, Robin Wright, Maria Bello, John Mahoney, Angela Lansbury and more.
Editors spent more than 100 hours screening 2010's eligible Hollywood studio and independent films. Readers were invited to participate and vote their choice at AARP.org. After thousands of online votes, the 2010 Reader's Choice Award went to the box office hit The King's Speech.
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