AARP releases the names of its Movies for Grownups nominees

Mark Kennedy
Associated Press

New York – A new batch of film nominations are out from an influential media organization – but superhero flicks and “Frozen 2” need not apply.

AARP has released nominations for its annual Movies for Grownups awards, which is designed to reward films that resonate with older viewers and fight industry ageism.

Scarlett Johansson, left, and Adam Driver in "Marriage Story."

AARP The Magazine on Tuesday nominated “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Bombshell,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “The Farewell,” “The Irishman” and “The Two Popes” for the best picture/best movie category.

The best actress category includes Isabelle Huppert (“Frankie”), Helen Mirren (“The Good Liar”), Julianne Moore (“Gloria Bell”), Alfre Woodard (“Clemency”) and Renee Zellweger (“Judy”).

Competing for best actor will be Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), Robert De Niro (“The Irishman”), Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite is My Name”), Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes), Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems)

Joe Pesci, left, and Robert De Niro in a scene from "The Irishman."

Tony Danza will host the awards at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 11. The ceremony will be broadcast Jan. 19 on PBS. Annette Bening will be honored for career achievement.

“We must continue to lift up movies made for, by and about grown-ups – the stories that speak to moviegoers 50-plus,” Heather Nawrocki, vice president and director for Movies for Grownups at AARP, said in a statement.

The nominees for best supporting actress are Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”), Nicole Kidman (“Bombshell”), Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”), Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”) and Zhao Shuzhen (“The Farewell”).

Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Bergoglio, right, and Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict in a scene from "The Two Popes."

The male actor supporting category includes 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”).

Awards also will be handed out for categories such as best screenwriter, best buddy picture, best time capsule, best documentary, best foreign language film and best ensemble.

Last year, Shirley MacLaine was honored for career achievement and “Green Book” was named best picture/best movie for grown-ups. Glenn Close earned best actress for “The Wife” and Viggo Mortensen best actor for “Green Book.”