AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards: 'The Post' Leads Nominees

8:56 AM 1/17/2018

by Ashley Lee

'Get Out,' 'Lady Bird,' 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' 'The Shape of Water' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' were nominated for best picture.

'The Post'
'The Post'
Courtesy of Niko Tavernise/Paraount Pictures

Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama The Post led AARP The Magazine's Movies for Grownups Awards nominations with mentions in five categories, including actress (Meryl Streep), actor (Tom Hanks) directing, best time capsule and reader's choice poll.

However, the Fox movie was left out of the best picture selections, which include Get Out, Lady Bird, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The winners will be honored at a Feb. 5 ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire, hosted by Alan Cumming. The annual event will be broadcasted for the first time, airing Feb. 23 on PBS and co-produced by the Great Performances series. Event proceeds raise funds for AARP Foundation, AARP's charitable affiliate, which works to end senior poverty by building economic opportunity and social connections for vulnerable older adults in L.A. and across the country.

"2017 was filled with marvelous movies and performances that appeal directly to a powerful audience -the 50-plus. We are delighted to celebrate another year of actors, directors and writers that brought the most compelling stories to life on the silver screen," says Myrna Blyth, svp and editorial director for AARP Media. "After nearly two decades of celebrating AARP's Movies for Grownups, we are also thrilled to share our awards show with viewers at home."

See the complete list of nominees below: