AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards will expand its categories to include television trophies, with new categories set to include Best Television Series, Best Movie Made for TV or Limited Series, Best TV Actress and Best TV actor.
The new categories will be included in the March 4, 2021, awards ceremony. The Grownups Awards are typically held in January but have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
AARP’s Movies for Grownups program champions movies “for grownups, by grownups, by advocating for the 50-plus audience, fighting industry ageism and encouraging films that resonate with older viewers.” The expansion of categories, AARP says, coincides with the organization’s “commitment to evolving alongside the industry.”
“The growth in streaming in recent years has been fueled in large part by smart, superbly produced, directed and acted content that speaks to a grownup audience,” said Heather Nawrocki, AARP VP of Movies for Grownups. “It’s time to recognize the groundswell of excellent streaming and television programming and the grownup audience that’s consuming it.”