AARP Names ’12 Years a Slave’ Best Movie for Grownups

Golden Globes Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years

12 Years a Slave,” Judi Dench and Bruce Dern can add another honor to their resume: They’ve topped the list of AARP’s annual Movies for Grownups awards, with “12 Years a Slave” being named best movie and Dench and Dern being honored for their roles in “Philomena” and “Nebraska” respectively.

The 17 categories also recognized the supporting roles of Oprah Winfrey in“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and Chris Cooper “August: Osage County,” as well as more unconventional categories like Best Intergenerational Film (“Nebraska,” again) and Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up (“Saving Mr. Banks”).

The staff of AARP The Magazine selected the winners based on their appeal to the “grownup” audience. They will be honored at AARP’s annual gala on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles and in the magazine’s February/March issue.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Movie for Grownups: “12 Years a Slave”
Best Actress: Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Best Actor: Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Best Supporting Actress: Oprah Winfrey, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper, “August: Osage County”
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Best Screenwriter: Richard Linklater (with Julie Delphy and Ethan Hawke), “Before Midnight”
Best Grownup Love Story: Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini, “Enough Said”
Best Comedy: “The Way Way Back”
Best Intergenerational Movie: “Nebraska”
Best Documentary: “20 Feet From Stardom”
Breakthrough Accomplishment: Mary Steenburgen singing in “Last Vegas”
Best Foreign Film: “Renoir”
Best Buddy Picture: “Last Vegas”
Best Time Capsule: “American Hustle”
Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up: “Saving Mr. Banks”
Judge’s Award for Extraordinary Merit: “All Is Lost”

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  1. Stevens says:

    I liked “12 Years a Slave” better the first time, when it was called “Cool Runnings”

    • Pat says:

      That’s not witty; it’s moronic. I’m not calling you a moron, but the comment definitely gets that label. Regarding snark, not everyone can pull it off. It takes timing, knowing your audience, and being clever. This snark was none of the above.

    • Mo says:

      How dare you mock slavery like that. It was a holocaust. Not a Jamaican bobsled team.

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