'The Irishman' Wins Big at AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards

10:49 PM 1/11/2020

by THR staff

Martin Scorsese received best director honors for the film, which also was named best picture.

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AARP's 19th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards were held Saturday at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Hosted by Tony Danza, the ceremony celebrated 2019's biggest films, with Martin Scorsese's The Irishman earning best picture and director wins.  

Adam Sandler was tapped as best actor for his role in Uncut Gems, while best actress honors went to Renée Zellweger for portraying Judy Garland in Judy

Other notable nods on the evening included Laura Dern being named best supporting actress for Marriage Story and Tom Hanks snagging the best supporting actor prize for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. The AARP also honored Annette Bening with a career achievement award.

The Movies for Grownups Awards will broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. ET/PT on PBS. 

A complete list of winners is below.

  • Career Achievement

    Annette Bening

  • Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups

    WINNER - The Irishman
    Marriage Story
    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    The Farewell
    The Two Popes
    Little Women

  • Best Actress

    WINNER - Renée Zellweger (Judy)
    Isabelle Huppert (Frankie)
    Helen Mirren (The Good Liar)
    Julianne Moore (Gloria Bell)
    Alfre Woodard (Clemency)

  • Best Actor

    WINNER - Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems)
    Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)
    Robert De Niro (The Irishman)
    Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name)
    Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)

  • Best Supporting Actress

    WINNER - Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
    Nicole Kidman (Bombshell)
    Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)
    Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)
    Zhao Shuzhen (The Farewell)

  • Best Supporting Actor

    WINNER - Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)
    Jamie Foxx (Just Mercy)
    Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)
    Al Pacino (The Irishman)
    Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

  • Best Director

    WINNER - Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
    Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)
    Fernando Meirelles (The Two Popes)
    Sam Mendes (1917)
    Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

  • Best Screenwriter

    WINNER - Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)
    Kasi Lemmons (Harriet)
    Anthony McCarten (The Two Popes)
    Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
    Steven Zaillian (The Irishman)

  • Best Intergenerational Film

    WINNER - The Farewell
    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
    Little Women
    The Etruscan Smile

  • Best Ensemble

    WINNER - Knives Out
    Dolemite Is My Name
    Downton Abbey
    Little Women

  • Best Time Capsule

    WINNER - Harriet
    Little Women
    Motherless Brooklyn
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • Best Foreign Language Film

    WINNER - Pain and Glory (Spain)
    An Unexpected Love (Argentina)
    Parasite (South Korea)
    The Farewell (U.S.)
    The Unorthodox (Israel)

  • Best Documentary

    WINNER - Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
    Apollo 11
    Ask Dr. Ruth
    The Apollo
    Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

  • Readers' Choice

    WINNER - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
    Downton Abbey
    The Irishman
    Little Women
    Marriage Story
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    Richard Jewell
    The Two Popes