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2014 Movies for Grownups Awards Gala

The stars shine bright in Beverly Hills

Glittery in Gold

Academy Award nominee Lupita Nyong’o, the star of 12 Years a Slave (directed by Steve McQueen, right) and the fashion icon of award season, wore Oscar gold to present the Best Picture award.

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Dream Weavers

Breakthrough Achievement award winner Mary Steenburgen arrived with husband, CSI star Ted Danson. From the stage she called him “the opposite of a dream squasher; he’s a dream champion.”

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She's Got a Crush on Bruce

Naomi Watts, a friend of Bruce Dern’s actress daughter Laura, presented his Best Actor award for Nebraska.

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'Accepting the Award for Ms. Dench ...'

Philomena Lee, on whose life story the movie Philomena is based, accepted the Best Actress award on behalf of Judi Dench, who's busy in India filming a sequel to Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Dench's costar, Steve Coogan, did the presenting honors.

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Extra Points for Scribbling

Winona Ryder handed out Best Screenwriter awards.

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Hawke to Delpy for the Win!

Best Screenwriter award recipients included Before Midnight director Richard Linklater and (shown at left) costars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

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Funny Ladies

Melissa McCarthy (center) presents the Lifetime Achievement award to Susan Sarandon (left; gala host Kathy Griffin is on the right). McCarthy and Sarandon star in the upcoming comedy Tammy, directed by McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone.

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Break on Through

Diane Lane (left) presented the Breakthrough Achievement award to one of her best friends, Mary Steenburgen, for the latter’s singing and songwriting role in Last Vegas.

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Sarandon Wrap

Susan Sarandon, Lifetime Achievement award honoree, shows off her son, Jack Henry Robbins, and her daughter, Eva Amurri Martino.

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Eternal Beauty

Triple threat Jane Seymour — jewelry designer, television star, Movies for Grownups Awards host-committee member.

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Dern Good? No, Dern Best!

Bruce Dern, Oscar-nominated for Nebraska, took home the Movies for Grownups award for Best Actor, saying the film “honors those folks.”

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A-Listers Both, If You Ask Us

Host Kathy Griffin introduced her mother, Maggie, 93, to the crowd.

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Don't Mind the Gap

Nebraska’s June Squibb, an Oscar nominee, accepted the movie’s award for Best Intergenerational Film from host Kathy Griffin.

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One Down-to-Earth Dude

Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón told the audience that his movie is about “adversity, a constant in our lives. It shapes who we are.”

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So Much for Sharing!

Nat Faxon (left) and Jim Rash, who wrote and directed The Way Way Back, had the crowd in stitches as they accepted their award for Best Comedy.

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The Props Master

Morgan Freeman made sure his Last Vegas director, Jon Turteltaub, was properly lauded with Best Buddy Picture honors.

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