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2019 Movies for Grownups Awards Nominees

Winners to be announced at January show airing on PBS

Scenes from Joker, Downton Abbey, The Two Popes, The Irishman, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, The Farewell, Richard Jewell, Marriage Story, Little Women, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and My Name is Dolemite

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En español | Laura DernRenée ZellwegerPedro Almodóvar, Billy Crudup, Linda Ronstadt and Annette Bening are among the stars expected at the 2019 Movies for Grownups Awards ceremony on Saturday in Beverly Hills, California.

Actor Tony Danza hosts the show, which will air on  PBS’s Great Performances Jan. 19 (check local listings; it also will stream on Bening will accept a career achievement award, joining such previous recipients as Kevin Costner, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Shirley MacLaine and Helen Mirren.

Event proceeds will benefit AARP Foundation, which works to end senior poverty by building economic opportunity and social connections for vulnerable older adults in Los Angeles and across the country.

With mature talent now making progress in Hollywood — most of the top-grossing actors and filmmakers are over 50 — there has never been a wider array of candidates for the Movies for Grownups Awards. Check out this distinguished list of contenders to decide who are your favorites, and who you think is going to win.

Here is the full list of nominees

Best Movie for Grownups


Marriage Story

The Farewell

The Irishman

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Little Women

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

The Two Popes

Readers' Choice Poll

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood


Downton Abbey


Little Women

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Richard Jewell

The Irishman

The Two Popes

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert, Frankie

Helen MirrenThe Good Liar

Julianne MooreGloria Bell

Alfre Woodard, Clemency

Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Actor

Antonio BanderasPain and Glory

Robert De NiroThe Irishman

Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name

Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Adam SandlerUncut Gems

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Nicole Kidman, Bombshell

Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers

Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Best Supporting Actor

Jamie FoxxJust Mercy

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Anthony HopkinsThe Two Popes

Al Pacino, The Irishman

Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Best Screenwriter

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

Kasi Lemmons/Gregory Allen HowardHarriet

Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Steven ZaillianThe Irishman

Best Ensemble


Dolemite is My Name

Downton Abbey

Knives Out

Little Women

Best Director

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

Fernando Meirelles, The Two Popes

Sam Mendes, 1917

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Time Capsule



Little Women

Motherless Brooklyn

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Intergenerational Movie

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Little Women


The Etruscan Smile

The Farewell

Best Documentary

Apollo 11

Ask Dr. Ruth

Linda Ronstadt:  The Sound of My Voice

The Apollo

Toni Morrison:  The Pieces I Am

Best Foreign Language Film

An Unexpected Love (Argentina)

Pain and Glory (Spain)

Parasite (South Korea)

The Farewell (U.S.)

The Unorthodox (Israel)

Best Buddy Picture

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Ford v Ferrari

Just Mercy

The Lighthouse

The Two Popes

Trailers for 2019 Movies for Grownups Awards Nominees

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