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The 15th Annual Movies for Grownups Award Nominees

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Movies for Grownups 2015 Award Nominees

The nominees for AARP's 2015 Movies for Grownups Awards honor great performances by actors, imaginative screenplays by writers, and terrific storytelling by directors — all of them over 50. As Hollywood's movie awards season begins, the editors of AARP The Magazine have announced their nominees in 15 categories. Winners of the awards will be announced Jan. 6, and the awards will be presented Feb. 8 at the Movies for Grownups Awards gala in Beverly Hills.

BEST PICTURE

  • Brooklyn
  • The Danish Girl
  • Joy
  • Love & Mercy
  • The Martian
  • Spotlight


BEST ACTOR

  • Michael Caine, Youth
  • Tom Courtenay, 45 Years
  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Johnny Depp, Black Mass
  • Ian McKellen, Mr. Holmes


BEST ACTRESS

  • Blythe Danner, I'll See You in My Dreams
  • Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold
  • Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
  • Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
  • Lily Tomlin, Grandma


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Steve Carell, The Big Short
  • Robert De Niro, Joy
  • Michael Keaton, Spotlight
  • Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Joan Allen, Room
  • Jane Fonda, Youth
  • Diane Ladd, Joy
  • Helen Mirren, Trumbo
  • Isabella Rossellini, Joy


BEST DIRECTOR

  • Danny Boyle, Steve Jobs
  • Todd Haynes, Carol
  • David O. Russell, Joy
  • Ridley Scott, The Martian
  • Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies


BEST SCREENWRITER

  • Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
  • Nancy Meyers, The Intern
  • Oren Moverman and Michael A. Lerner, Love & Mercy
  • David O. Russell, Joy
  • Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs


BEST COMEDY

  • 5 Flights Up
  • Danny Collins
  • The Intern
  • Joy
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel


BEST GROWNUP LOVE STORY

  • 5 Flights Up
  • 45 Years
  • Carol
  • Freeheld
  • I'll See You in My Dreams


BEST BUDDY PICTURE

  • The 33
  • The Intern
  • Learning to Drive
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • Youth


BEST INTERGENERATIONAL FILM

  • Creed
  • Grandma
  • The Intern
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Woman in Gold


BEST TIME CAPSULE

  • Carol
  • Joy
  • Love & Mercy
  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
  • Straight Outta Compton


BEST MOVIE FOR GROWNUPS WHO REFUSE TO GROW UP

  • Inside Out
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Paddington
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie


BEST FOREIGN FILM

  • Mia Madre (Italy)
  • Rams (Iceland)
  • The Salt of the Earth (Brazil, in French)
  • Tangerines (Estonia)
  • Taxi (Iran)


BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • Best of Enemies
  • In Transit
  • The Last Man on the Moon
  • Radical Grace
  • Very Semi-Serious


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