2017 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Winners – ‘Loving’ Takes Top Honors

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The AARP held its 16th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Monday evening. Interracial marriage drama “Loving” took home Best Picture, and “Fences” saw both of its stars (Denzel Washington and Viola Davis) take home acting prizes.

Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women,” which was largely shut out of the Oscars save for a screenplay nod, won best intergenerational film and Best Actress for Annette Bening.

Kenneth Lonergan had a great day as well – he won Best Director and Best Screenwriter for “Manchester by the Sea.”

The group didn’t forget about Oscar frontrunner “La La Land,” though, giving it Best Musical or Comedy honors.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Best Picture

La La Land


Loving (WINNER)

Manchester by the Sea



Best Actress

Annette Bening (20th Century Women) (WINNER)

Sally Field (Hello, My Name Is Doris)

Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Tilda Swinton (A Bigger Splash)

Best Actor

Warren Beatty (Rules Don’t Apply)

Tom Hanks (Sully)

Michael Keaton (The Founder)

Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

Denzel Washington (Fences) (WINNER)

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis (Fences) (WINNER)

Nicole Kidman (Lion)

Helen Mirren (Eye in the Sky)

Molly Shannon (Other People)

Sigourney Weaver (A Monster Calls)

Best Supporting Actor

Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) (WINNER)

Kevin Costner (Hidden Figures)

Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences)

Issey Ogata (Silence)

Timothy Spall (Denial)

Best Director

Clint Eastwood (Sully)

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) (WINNER)

David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water)

Martin Scorsese (Silence)

Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Screenwriter

Pedro Almodovar (Julieta)

Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese (Silence)

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) (WINNER)

J.K. Rowling (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

August Wilson (Fences)

Best Comedy/Musical

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Florence Foster Jenkins

Hello, My Name Is Doris

La La Land (WINNER)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Best Grownup Love Story

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis (Fences)

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Michael Constantine and Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2)

Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins (The Hollars) (WINNER)

Susan Sarandon and J.K. Simmons (The Meddler)

Best Documentary

Big Sonia

Everything Is Copy

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (WINNER)


Best Intergenerational Film

A Monster Calls

20th Century Women (WINNER)



The Hollars

Best Buddy Picture

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie) (WINNER)

Stephen McKinley Henderson and Denzel Washington (Fences)

Jude Law and Colin Firth (Genius)

John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman (The Founder)

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling (The Nice Guys)

Best Time Capsule

Hidden Figures

Jackie (WINNER)


Rules Don’t Apply

The Founder

Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up

Kubo and the Two Strings (WINNER)



The Jungle Book


Best Foreign Language Film

A Man Called Ove (Sweden)

Aquarius (Brazil)

Elle (France) (WINNER)

Our Last Tango (Argentina)

The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Germany)

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