AARP Movies For Grownups Nominations: ‘Green Book’ & ‘Roma’ Lead Field

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Green Book and Roma lead the nominees for the AARP’s 18th annual Movies for Grownups Awards, nabbing four noms apiece. They will vie for Best Picture against BlackKklansman, Can You Ever Forgive Me? and A Star is Born.

Interestingly, only one star from any of those films — Green Book‘s Viggo Mortensen — will vie in the lead acting categories. Best Actress and Best Actor, however, are bursting with A-listers: Sandra Bullock (Bird Box), Glenn Close (The Wife), Viola Davis (Widows), Nicole Kidman (Destroyer), Julia Roberts (Ben Is Back), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate), Hugh Jackman (The Front Runner), Robert Redford (The Old Man & the Gun), John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie) and Mortensen.

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The helmers of three Best Picture nominees are up for Best Director, though, with Alfonso Cuarón (Roma), Peter Farrelly (Green Book) and Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) going up against Mimi Leder (On the Basis of Sex) and Kenneth Branagh (All Is True).

Farrelly and his fellow Green Book scribes Brian Hayes Currie and Nick Vallelonga are up for Best Screenwriter, along with Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (The Favourite), Peter Hedges (Ben Is Back), Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Paul Schrader (First Reformed).

The hardware will be handed out February 4 at the Beverly Wilshire, with Martin Short hosting. PBS will air the ceremony on February 15.

Here is the full list of nominations for the 18th annual Movies for Grownups Awards:

Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups
A Star Is Born
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Green Book

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock (Bird Box)
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Viola Davis (Widows)
Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)
Julia Roberts (Ben Is Back)

Best Actor
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)
Hugh Jackman (The Front Runner)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
Robert Redford (The Old Man & the Gun)
John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie)

Best Supporting Actress
Angela Bassett (Black Panther)
Blythe Danner (What They Had)
Judi Dench (All Is True)
Nicole Kidman (Boy Erased)
Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians)

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall (Widows)
Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)
Robert Forster (What They Had)
Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Ian McKellen (All Is True)

Best Director
Kenneth Branagh (All Is True)
Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Peter Farrelly (Green Book)
Mimi Leder (On the Basis of Sex)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Best Screenwriter
Peter Farrelly
Brian Hayes Currie
Nick Vallelonga (Green Book)
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara (The Favourite)
Peter Hedges (Ben Is Back)
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Paul Schrader (First Reformed)

Best Ensemble
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
Crazy Rich Asians
The Front Runner

Best Grownup Love Story
All Is True
On the Basis of Sex
Private Life
The Old Man & the Gun
What They Had

Best Intergenerational Film
A Quiet Place
Beautiful Boy
Ben Is Back
Crazy Rich Asians
Mary Poppins Returns

Best Time Capsule
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Documentary
Amazing Grace
Bathtubs Over Broadway
The Rest I Make Up
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Best Foreign Film
Cold War (Poland, France, U.K.)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Roma (Mexico)
Shoplifters (Japan)
The Guilty (Denmark)

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