'Loving' Named Best Picture by AARP the Magazine


Denzel Washington and Annette Bening to receive top acting honors at the 16th annual Movies for Grownups Awards.

Loving has been named the best picture of the year by the editors of AARP the Magazine, as the publication today announced the winners of its 16th annual Movies for Grownups Awards. The top acting honors went to Fences’ Denzel Washington and 20th Century Women's Annette Bening.

The honorees will be presented with the awards at a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Feb. 6 that three-time Emmy winner Margo Martindale will host.

The year’s best supporting actress award will be given to Fences’ Viola Davis, while Jeff Bridges will be recognized as best supporting actor for Hell or High Water.

Kenneth Lonergan will receive both the best director and screenwriter awards for his Manchester by the Sea.

And Morgan Freeman will receive the 2016 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award.

“These are the top movies for grownups made by tremendously talented grownups,” Myrna Blyth, senior vp and editorial director for AARP Media, said in announcing the awards.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the AARP Foundation, which helps struggling people 50 and older in Los Angeles and around the country through programs, services and legal assistance.

The complete list of winners follows:

Best Picture: Loving

Best Actress: Annette Bening (20th Century Women)

Best Actor: Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Fences)

Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)

Best Director: Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Screenwriter: Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Comedy/Musical: La La Land

Breakthrough Achievement: Robert Mrazek (The Congressman)

Best Grownup Love Story: Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins(The Hollars)

Best Documentary: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

Best Intergenerational Film: 20th Century Women

Best Buddy Picture: Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie)

Best Time Capsule:Jackie

Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up: Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Foreign Language Film: Elle (France)