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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 (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."
(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 Career Achievement: Jamie Lee Curtis
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Jamie Lee Curtis

Best picture

spinner image Best picture: "Top Gun: Maverick"
Paramount Pictures

 Top Gun: Maverick

Best director

spinner image Best director: Baz Luhrmann, "Elvis"
Hugh Stewart/Warner Bros. Pictures

Baz Luhrmann, Elvis

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Best actress

spinner image Best actress: Michelle Yeoh, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
Allyson Riggs/A24

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best actor

spinner image Best actor: Brendan Fraser, "The Whale"

Brendan Fraser, The Whale

Best supporting actor

spinner image Best supporting actor: Judd Hirsch, "The Fabelmans"
Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans

Best supporting actress

spinner image Judith Ivey (left) in "Women Talking."
Michael Gibson/Orion Pictures

Judith Ivey, Women Talking

Best screenwriter

spinner image Kazuo Ishiguro attends as Anna Wintour hosts Special Screening of "Living" at Crosby Hotel on December 5, 2022 in New York City.
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Kazuo Ishiguro, Living

Best intergenerational movie

spinner image (L to R) Whoopi Goldberg as Alma Carthan and Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie Till Mobley in TILL, directed by Chinonye Chukwu, released by Orion Pictures.
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Best time capsule

spinner image Austin Butler stars as Elvis Presley in "Elvis."
Warner Bros. Pictures


Best ensemble

spinner image SHE SAID, from left: Zoe Kazan, Carey Mulligan, Frank Wood, Gregg Edelman, Andre Braugher, Patricia Clarkson, 2022.
Universal Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

She Said

Best documentary

spinner image GABBY GIFFORDS WON'T BACK DOWN, from left: Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, 2022. © Briarcliff Entertainment /Courtesy Everett Collection
Briarcliff Entertainment/Courtesy Everett Collection

Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down

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Best actress (TV)

spinner image Sheryl Lee Ralph
Gilles Mingasson/ABC

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary

Best actor (TV)

spinner image THE OLD MAN -- "I" Episode 1 (Airs Thursday, June 16) Pictured: Jeff Bridges as Dan Chase.
Prashant Gupta/FX

Jeff Bridges, The Old Man

Best TV series

spinner image THE OLD MAN -- "VII" Episode 7 (Airs Thursday, July 21) Pictured: (l-r)  Jeff Bridges as Dan Chase, John Lithgow as Harold Harper. CR: Byron Cohen/FX
Byron Cohen/FX

 The Old Man

Best TV movie/limited series

spinner image Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser in “Black Bird.”
Gavin Bond/Apple TV+

Black Bird

Best grownup love story

spinner image Emma Thompson (left) and Daryl McCormack in "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 THE QUIET GIRL, (aka AN CAILIN CIUIN), from left: Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley, 2022.
Bankside Films/Courtesy Everett Collection

The Quiet Girl (Ireland)

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