‘Billie Holiday’ tops AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

'Billie Holiday' tops AARP Movies for Grownups Awards




“The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” “Minari,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “One Night in Miami” are among the many many films AARP is honoring at its annual Movies for Grownups Awards, the nonprofit group talked about Thursday.

Director Lee Daniels’ “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” starring Andra Day as a result of the jazz singer, was named best picture, whereas the Korean American family drama “Minari” purchased the best intergenerational film. Spike Lee’s Vietnam-themed “Da 5 Bloods” picked up best buddy picture and Regina King’s “One Night in Miami…,” regarding the fictional meeting of Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, Cassius Clay, and Jim Brown, purchased the best ensemble.

“We focus on films made by and for grownups,” talked about Tim Appelo, the film and television critic for AARP. “When we started this a couple of decades ago, it was hard to find first movies about people of our age. I’m very pleased to see that we’ve got a bumper crop of movies and performances to choose from this year.”

George Clooney is being honored this 12 months with the skilled achievement award. The 59-year-old ever directed and acted in his newest film, “The Midnight Sky.”

“He’s the Cary Grant of our day, but he’s also a fast-rising director,” Appelo talked about. “He’s perfect because he’s just a slam dunk argument against ageism.”

George Clooney
George Clooney

Jodie Foster, too, is singled out for her supporting effectivity in “The Mauritanian,” for which she moreover obtained the Golden Globe this week. Appelo talked about that the 58-year-old has talked about that she’s glad to be her age and is wanting forward to collaborating in characters of their 60s and previous.

“That’s a big theme of ours, that life opens up after you turn 50,” Appelo talked about.

Tahar Rahim and Jodie Foster in a scene from "The Mauritanian."
Tahar Rahim and Jodie Foster in a scene from “The Mauritanian.”

Aaron Sorkin is a double honoree for writing and directing “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” The high-performing awards went to Sophia Loren, for “The Life Ahead,” and Anthony Hopkins, for “The Father.”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” are two films Appelo talked about which can be notably very important attributable to their historic price to 50-plus viewers. He is moreover well-known that these 12 months included quite a few vital and nuanced depictions of Alzheimer’s, along with within “The Father” and in “Supernova,” with Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, which was named best grownup love story.

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Kelvin Harrison Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Mark Rylance in “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

For the first time, the group will be recognizing television reveals and performances. Catherine O’Hara took the best actress for “Schitt’s Creek,” Mark Ruffalo purchased the best actor for “I Know This Much is True” and “This Is Us” was named best assortment. Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit” purchased the best-restricted assortment.

The digital awards current will be broadcast by Great Performances on PBS on March 28 at 8 p.m. ET.




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