This awards season is packed with ceremonies, from the Golden Globe, Critics Choice and SAG Awards – to the Annies, BAFTAs, Spirit Awards and Oscars. But one that shouldn’t be left out of your view is the AARP Movies for Grownup Awards.
The 19th annual ceremony will be held this Saturday, January 11th, in Beverly Hills, CA, with host Tony Danza. The show will then air on Sunday the 19th at 6pmET on PBS.
This year’s fine group of acting nominees may be the most star-studded ever. And nearly all of them have a legitimate chance of becoming Oscar nominees.
Let’s start with Best Supporting Actor. All five are previous Academy Award winners: Jamie Foxx (“Just Mercy”), Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”), Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”), Al Pacino (“The Irishman”) and Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”). The honor could go to any of them.
In the Supporting Actress group, Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”), Nicole Kidman (“Bombshell”) and Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”) face-off against Zhao Shuzhen (“The Farewell”) and Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”). This one could be a close call as well.
The Best Actor contenders this year are Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), Robert De Niro (“The Irishman”), Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite Is My Name”), Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”) and Adam Sandler (“Uncut Gems”). This race is wide open, too.
And the Best Actress nominees are Isabelle Huppert (“Frankie”), Helen Mirren (“The Good Liar”), Julianne Moore (“Gloria Bell”), Alfre Woodard (“Clemency”) and Renee Zellweger (“Judy”). Zellweger is the likely favorite to win.
This lineup what makes this year’s AARP Awards exciting for people of all ages. All these acting nominees are over the age of 50, but they (and their movies) have mass appeal. For more info on the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards, click here.