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Complete List of AARP’s Movies for Grownups Winners 2023

Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh and Jeff Bridges are among the honorees

spinner image Michelle Yeoh in the film Everything Everywhere All at Once, Sheryl Lee Ralph stars in the ABC series Abbott Elementary, Brendan Fraser stars in The Whale" Jeff Bridges stars in the FX series The Old Man and Tom Cruise in the film Top Gun: Maverick
(Clockwise from top left) Michelle Yeoh in "Everything Everywhere All at Once," Sheryl Lee Ralph in "Abbott Elementary," Brendan Fraser in "The Whale," Jeff Bridges in "The Old Man" and Tom Cruise in "Top Gun: Maverick."
A24; Gilles Mingasson/ABC; A24; Prashant Gupta/FX; Scott Garfield/Paramount Pictures

AARP’s annual Movies for Grownups Awards were back, live and in person in Los Angeles on Jan. 28, and the winners are ... everybody who tunes in to watch the star-studded special, hosted by Alan Cumming, which will be broadcast by Great Performances on PBS on Friday, Feb. 17, at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings).

We spotlight films and shows that speak directly to the 50-plus audience, the crucial demographic supporting the best work in film and TV. Without grownup audiences, movies and TV shows that qualify as art would not survive — and when audiences flocked back to theaters this year, it was grownups who led the charge. Thanks to AARP and its viewers, there’s more to Hollywood than young stars in superhero spandex.

Movies by and for grownups are thriving, on big and small screens. Here are the ones in the winners’ circle this year:

Career Achievement

spinner image Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All at Once
Allyson Riggs/A24

Jamie Lee Curtis

Best picture

spinner image Tom Cruise stars in the film Top Gun: Maverick
Paramount Pictures

 Top Gun: Maverick

Best director

spinner image Baz Luhrmann and Austin Butler on the set of Elvis
Hugh Stewart/Warner Bros. Pictures

Baz Luhrmann, Elvis

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Best actress

spinner image Michelle Yeoh stars in the film Everything Everywhere All at Once
Allyson Riggs/A24

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best actor

spinner image Brendan Fraser stars in a scene from the film The Whale

Brendan Fraser, The Whale

Best supporting actor

spinner image Judd Hirsch sitting at a dinner table talking to Gabriel LaBelle in the film The Fabelmans
Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans

Best supporting actress

spinner image Judith Ivey stars in the film Women Talking
Michael Gibson/Orion Pictures

Judith Ivey, Women Talking

Best screenwriter

spinner image Kazuo Ishiguro
Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Kazuo Ishiguro, Living

Best intergenerational movie

spinner image Whoopi Goldberg and Danielle Deadwyler in the film Till
Lynsey Weatherspoon/Orion Pictures


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Best time capsule

spinner image Austin Butler performing in front of a band in a scene from the film Elvis
Warner Bros. Pictures


Best ensemble

spinner image Zoe Kazan, Carey Mulligan, Frank Wood, Gregg Edelman, Andre Braugher and Patricia Clarkson in the film She Said
Universal Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

She Said

Best documentary

spinner image Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly in Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down
Briarcliff Entertainment/Courtesy Everett Collection

Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down

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Best actress (TV)

spinner image Sheryl Lee Ralph in Abbott Elementary
Gilles Mingasson/ABC

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary

Best actor (TV)

spinner image Jeff Bridges stars as Dan Chase in the television series The Old Man
Prashant Gupta/FX

Jeff Bridges, The Old Man

Best TV series

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Byron Cohen/FX

 The Old Man

Best TV movie/limited series

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Gavin Bond/Apple TV+

Black Bird

Best grownup love story

spinner image Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack star in the film Good Luck to You Leo Grande
Searchlight Pictures/20th Century Studios

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Best foreign film or best international film

spinner image Catherine Clinch and Carrie Crowley in the film The Quiet Girl
Bankside Films/Courtesy Everett Collection

The Quiet Girl (Ireland)

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