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Movies for Grownups 2016 Awards Nominees

Margo Martindale to host February awards ceremony

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Margo Martindale hosts the 16th annual Movies for Grownups Awards.
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Three-time Emmy award winner Margo Martindale will host the 16th annual Movies for Grownups Awards in February — honoring the winning actors and nominees, all 50 and older, selected by the editors of AARP The Magazine.

"It's been a powerful year of smart and compelling filmmaking and brilliant performances that speak directly to an audience with a grownup state of mind," says Myrna Blyth, senior vice president and editorial director for AARP Media.

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Martindale, whose career spans four decades, is no stranger to award shows: She's been nominated for five Emmys — and has won three times for two different series on FX: the crime drama Justified and the spy drama The Americans. She also has won two Critics' Choice Awards: one for Justified and a second for The Good Wife.

All of Martindale's career honors have come since 2011, the year she turned 60.

"Sometimes things just take time," she said after her first Emmy win. "I don't know if I would have appreciated this when I was 30."

This year, Martindale and her costar in The Hollars, Richard Jenkins, are Movies for Grownups nominees for Best Grownup Love Story.

They will be in stellar company at the Feb. 6 award ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. Proceeds from the event benefit AARP Foundation, which helps struggling people 50 and older in Los Angeles and around the country transform their lives through programs, services and legal assistance.

The nominations in all categories are:

Best Movie for Grownups


La La Land


Manchester by the Sea


Best Actor

Warren Beatty, Rules Don't Apply

Tom Hanks, Sully

Michael Keaton, The Founder

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

Sally Field, Hello, My Name Is Doris

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Tilda Swinton, A Bigger Splash

Best Supporting Actor

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Kevin Costner, Hidden Figures

Stephen Henderson, Fences

Issei Ogata, Silence

Timothy Spall, Denial

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Helen Mirren, Eye in the Sky

Molly Shannon, Other People

Sigourney Weaver, A Monster Calls

Best Director

Clint Eastwood, Sully

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

David Mackenzie, Hell or High Water

Martin Scorsese, Silence

Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Screenwriter

Pedro Almodóvar, Julieta

Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese, Silence

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

August Wilson, Fences

Best Comedy

Absolutely Fabulous

Florence Foster Jenkins

Hello, My Name Is Doris

La La Land

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Best Intergenerational Film

20th Century Women


The Hollars


A Monster Calls

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Best Buddy Picture

Absolutely Fabulous (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley)

Fences (Stephen Henderson and Denzel Washington)

The Founder (John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman)

Genius (Jude Law and Colin Firth)

The Nice Guys (Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling)

Breakthrough Achievement

Don Cheadle (First-time director), Miles Ahead

Robert Mrazek (Former congressman directing his first film at age 70), The Congressman

James Schamus (First-time director), Indignation

Ang Lee (Pioneering breakthrough technology), Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Best Time Capsule

The Founder

Hidden Figures



Rules Don't Apply

Best Grownup Love Story

Fences (Denzel Washington and Viola Davis)

Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant)

The Hollars (Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins)

The Meddler (Susan Sarandon and J.K. Simmons)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Michael Constantine and Lainie Kazan)

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Best Documentary

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

Big Sonia

Everything Is Copy

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise


Best Foreign Language Film

Aquarius (Brazil)

Elle (France)

A Man Called Ove (Sweden)

Our Last Tango (Argentina)

The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Germany)

Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings




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