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AARP The Magazine Announces the 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards | Friday, February 15


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AARP The Magazine Announces Nominees for the 18th Annual
Movies for Grownups® Awards

The Best Movies for Grownups to be Honored at the Annual Awards in Los Angeles, Hosted by Comedian Martin Short

AARP The Magazine today announced the nominees for the upcoming 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, with A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Green Book and Roma contending in the Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category. The awards celebrate 2018’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognize the inspiring artists who make them. Celebrated comedian and actor Martin Short will host the star-studded evening at the Beverly Wilshire.

Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP The Magazine’s 2018 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award, the publication announced.

The AARP Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise was established in 2002 to celebrate and encourage filmmaking with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind — and recognize the inspiring artists who make them.

MacLaine’s remarkable career comprises more than 50 feature films highlighted by an Academy Award® win and six nominations, seven Golden Globe® Awards — including the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement — and six Emmy® Award nominations. She is also an international bestselling author with 15 titles to her name.

“The award means a lot to me personally because AARP was there when I began,” said Shirley MacLaine. “Many thanks to AARP for bestowing this award.”

MacLaine will receive Movies for Grownups’ highest honor at the awards ceremony, hosted by AARP The Magazine, where 2018’s best films and filmmakers, including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and more, will also receive honors.

MacLaine joins a prestigious list of previous AARP Movies for Grownups Career Achievement honorees, including Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Robert Redford and Robert De Niro.

“We are delighted to give this award to Shirley MacLaine, a remarkable performer and a true original, who has charmed and entertained us decade after decade,” said Myrna Blyth, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director for AARP Media.

The Movies for Grownups Awards will be broadcast for the second consecutive year on PBS. Co-produced by the Great Performances series, the Awards premiere Friday, February 15 at 9 p.m. on WOUB, and will stream the following day on pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.

See all of the nominations here.

“Great Performances has long celebrated the talents of artists from numerous disciplines,” said Great Performances Executive Producer David Horn. “By showcasing the talents of the accomplished professionals both on screen and behind the scenes in the year’s great movies, Great Performances and The Movies for Grownups Awards can shine a spotlight on important art and artists for public media audiences.”