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Movie Awards Bring Out the Stars

It's Sharon Stone's night at AARP's annual Movies for Grownups Gala

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    It was Sharon Stone's big night and she teared up as she went to the stage to accept her Lifetime Achievement Award from her Casino director, Martin Scorsese. "It means so much to me, Marty, that you would do this for me," she said.

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    Glenn Close and Janet McTeer, costars in Albert Nobbs, had to cut their evening short to head back East, where they are filming Damages, Close's DirecTV drama. McTeer gave Close her Movie for Grownups Award for Best Actress.

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    Before Movies for Grownups, Glenn Close, 64, attended the Motion Picture Academy's lunch for Oscar nominees. "I'm up there [in age] and I feel like I'm 18 years old," she said on the red carpet. "It's the reality of our time."

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    Meryl Streep, stunning in coral, accepted the award for Best Grownup Love Story for Iron Lady. Streep played Margaret Thatcher and Jim Broadbent played her husband, Denis.

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    She forgot her glasses when she went on stage to collect a Best Actress award at the Golden Globes, but Meryl Streep was well-prepared with her specs at the AARP award show.

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    Oliver Litondo, the Kenyan TV anchor who took home the Best Actor trophy for The First Grader, got a bear hug from Louis Gossett Jr.

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    Laila Ali, 34, quipped that she was only there to hook up her mom with someone. The popular Dancing With the Stars contestant and literacy activist presented Oliver Litondo with his best actor award for The First Grader.

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    Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sharon Stone said she thought she'd died and gone to heaven to have Martin Scorsese give her an award. Oliver Litondo may have thought the same thing when posing with Stone and their golden chairs.

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    Michael Nouri was an animated host who had to improvise a bit while the crowd waited for Kenneth Branagh, who presented Meryl Streep with the Best Grownup Love Story award for Iron Lady.

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    The very handsome Kenneth Branagh, who like Meryl Streep is an Oscar nominee this year, presented Streep with the award for Best Grownup Love Story.

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    AARP The Magazine editor in chief Nancy Perry Graham with friend Perry King, left, host Michael Nouri and Bruce Boxleitner. The actors, who made the 1979 TV miniseries The Last Convertible together, enjoyed their reunion.

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    Max von Sydow, an Oscar nominee for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, with wife Catherine Brelet. He accepted Stephen Daldry’s Best Director award for the film.

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    The Help's Octavia Spencer, nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in that movie, accepts Readers’ Choice award for the film.

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    Former ER star Goran Visnjic, left, accepted costar Christopher Plummer's award for Best Supporting Actor in The Beginners. And James Cromwell celebrated the Best Comedy award for The Artist.

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    Hot in Cleveland's Wendy Malick, 61. "I don't feel old anymore," Malick said of her changing attitude about age.

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    Cast members Robert Forster, left, and Matthew Lillard, introduced The Descendants director Alexander Payne, who accepted the film’s award for Best Picture.

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    Penelope Ann Miller (right), who starred in The Artist, with Patricia Ward Kelly, an author and widow of Gene Kelly.

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    Comedian Kathy Griffin, 51, of My Life on the D-List, strikes a pose on the red carpet.

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    Chloe Moretz, the 14-year-old star of Hugo, presented Martin Scorsese with his Breakthrough Achievement Award. Scorsese’s first-time use of 3-D technology transforms the screen into the most spectacular pop-up book you’ve ever seen.

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    Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese, Movies for Grownups awards in hand, caught up after the ceremony.

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If ever there was a night to feel ageless, it was Monday at AARP The Magazine's 11th annual Movies for Grownups Awards.

Honorees Meryl Streep and Glenn Close, both in their 60s, have been dazzling movie audiences for more than 30 years and they certainly dazzled the crowd, as did Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sharon Stone, 53, looking hip and chic in black leather boots and jacket.

The ladies weren't the only ones looking good at the event celebrating films with particular relevance to the 50-plus demographic. Host Michael Nouri and old friends Perry King and Bruce Boxleitner, all in their 60s, were as dapper on the red carpet Monday as they were handsome in their 1979 miniseries, The Last Convertible. In fact, glamour was the watchword of the night.

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