We all like to watch good movies, but sometimes we just cannot decide which ones to pick out of the many options out there. Even more frustrating is to try to find films that make sense for us, particularly grown-ups over 50 years old, like myself. There are so many movies made for kids that it becomes very difficult.
That’s why I really love this initiative by the AARP, to concede an award to the best movies made or starred by “grown-ups”, people 50 y.o. or older. The list of movies, actors, and actresses nominated, by itself, is already a memorable watch list.
Home Care Enfield
These are also great suggestions for a program for caregivers and their loved ones.
Some of the movies, like “The Post” or " The Last Jedi" are already on the big screen in Enfield, Manchester, West Springfield and elsewhere. Others are coming up and it is worthy to stay tuned.
Besides being a great list of movies on its own, the AARP Award categories are also helpful for caregivers who would like to spend a good time with their loved ones. It includes, for example, " Best Grownup Love Story" for those who enjoy romances, "Best Time Capsule" for those who like historical pictures and "Best Intergenerational Movie" to integrate kids and grownups in the same program.
This award, the nominees and their role in the movies industry reflect the changes we have been going through, as a society. They show that it is possible for older adults to keep working in productive, engaged careers. The statistics confirm it: 85 percent of the world’s top-grossing film stars are over 50 years old, as the entertainment industry increasingly values mature talents.
The awards ceremony will be hosted by Allan Cummins, on February, 5, and televised on PBS on February, 23, 9 pm.
Here's the list of nominees:
Best Movie for Grownups
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Reginald Hudlin, Marshall
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post
Kenneth Branagh, Murder on the Orient Express
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Salma Hayek, Beatriz at Dinner
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards
Meryl Streep, The Post
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Best Supporting Actress
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Melissa Leo, Novitiate
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Laurence Fishburne, Last Flag Flying
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name
Anthony McCarten, Darkest Hour
Steven Rogers, I, Tonya
Aaron Sorkin, Molly's Game
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water (co-written with Vanessa Taylor)
Last Flag Flying
Murder on the Orient Express
Best Grownup Love Story
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
The Greatest Showman
The Leisure Seeker
Our Souls at Night
Best Time Capsule
Battle of the Sexes
Best Intergenerational Movie
The Big Sick
The Florida Project
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
I Am Not Your Negro
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
Best Foreign Film
The Insult (Lebanon)
Like Crazy (Italy)
A Taxi Driver (South Korea)
The Women’s Balcony (Israel)