Skip to content
Movies for Groups Awards text over red carpet with image of award


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

Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros., Focus Features, Peter Mountain/Netflix, Netflix, LACEY TERRELL/CTMG, Hilary B Gayle/Lionsgate, NEON CJ Entertainment, Warner Bros., Wilson Webb/Netflix, Wilson Webb/CTMG/Sony, Andrew Cooper/CTMG/Sony, Netflix

En españolRobert De Niro, Tom HanksRenée Zellweger, and Al Pacino are among the stars nominated for AARP The Magazine’s 19th annual Movies for Grownups Awards, which honor films by and for people 50 or older, at a ceremony on Jan. 11, 2020 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Annette Bening will receive the esteemed Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award. Hosted by Tony Danza, the event will be televised for the third year on PBS, coproduced by the Great Performances series, on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. (check local listings) and will stream on 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.

Since mature talents are making progress in Hollywood — most of the top-grossing actors and filmmakers are now over 50 — there was a wide array of Movies for Grownups Awards candidates. And 2019 was a banner year for films starring mature talents and made for viewers who’ve been around long enough to demand the best.

Here is the full list of nominees

Best Movie for Grownups

The Irishman


The Farewell

Marriage Story

The Two Popes

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Little Women

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Readers' Choice Poll

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood


Downton Abbey

The Irishman


Little Women

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Richard Jewell

The Two Popes

Best Actress

Julianne MooreGloria Bell

Isabelle Huppert, Frankie

Renée Zellweger, Judy

Alfre Woodard, Clemency

Helen Mirren, The Good Liar

Best Actor

Antonio BanderasPain and Glory

Robert De NiroThe Irishman

Adam SandlerUncut Gems

Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name

Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Nicole Kidman, Bombshell

Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Jamie FoxxJust Mercy

Al Pacino, The Irishman

Anthony HopkinsThe Two Popes

Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Best Screenwriter

Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes

Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

Kasi Lemmons/Gregory Allen Howard, Harriet

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

Best Ensemble


Little Women

Dolemite is My Name

Downton Abbey

Knives Out

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

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood



Little Women

Motherless Brooklyn

Best Intergenerational Movie

The Farewell

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Little Women

The Etruscan Smile


Best Documentary

Ask Dr. Ruth

The Apollo

Apollo 11

Linda Ronstadt:  The Sound of My Voice

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

Ford v Ferrari

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The Two Popes

The Lighthouse

Just Mercy

Trailers for 2019 Movies for Grownups Awards Nominees

Click the menu symbol, top right on the video, to select another movie trailer.


Join the Discussion

0 | Add Yours

Please leave your comment below.

You must be logged in to leave a comment.