AARP Names 'Spotlight' Best Picture, Salutes Ridley Scott and David O. Russell

11:58 AM 2/11/2016

by Ashley Lee

Lily Tomlin, Bryan Cranston, Diane Ladd, Mark Rylance, Ridley Scott and David O. Russell nabbed awards, while 'Creed,' 'The Intern,' 'Love & Mercy' and 'Inside Out' were also acknowledged.

'Spotlight,' Courtesy of Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films

AARP The Magazine on Tuesday announced the winners of its Movies for Grownups Awards, highlighting films with particular relevance to a 50-plus audience.

The group awarded Spotlight its best picture honor, and saluted the acting performances of Grandma's Lily Tomlin, Trumbo's Bryan Cranston, Joy's Diane Ladd and Bridge of Spies' Mark Rylance.

Additionally, Ridley Scott was named best director for The Martian, and David O. Russell was tapped as best screenwriter for Joy. Creed, The Intern, Love & Mercy, Inside Out, Learning to Drive, 5 Flights Up and Rams were also acknowledged.

The winners will be honored at a Feb. 8 gala at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles. Kathy Griffin will again host the ceremony, and Michael Douglas will be presented with the career achievement award.

  • Best Picture

    Courtesy of Venice Film Festival


  • Best Actress

    Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

    Lily Tomlin, Grandma

  • Best Actor

    'Trumbo,' Courtesy of Toronto Film Festival

    Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

  • Best Supporting Actress

    AP Images/Invision

    Diane Ladd, Joy

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Courtesy of DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

    Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

  • Best Director

    Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI

    Ridley Scott, The Martian

  • Best Screenwriter

    Getty Images

    David O. Russell, Joy

  • Best Grownup Love Story


    Diane Keaton & Morgan Freeman, 5 Flights Up

  • Best Comedy

    Francois Duhamel

    Nancy Meyers, The Intern

  • Best Documentary

    NASA/Courtesy of Last Man on the Moon

    The Last Man on the Moon

  • Best Intergenerational Film

    'Creed,' Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.


  • Best Buddy Picture

    Courtesy of Sunshine Sachs

    Patricia Clarkson & Ben Kingsley, Learning to Drive

  • Best Time Capsule

    Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival

    Love & Mercy

  • Best Movie For Grownups Who Refuse To Grow Up

    Courtesy of Disney

    Pete Docter, Inside Out

  • Best Foreign Film

    Courtesy of Cohen Media Group/Sundance Institute

    Rams (Iceland)

  • Career Achievement

    Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP

    Michael Douglas