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AARP (50 Years Or Older) Picks Winners For Adult Oriented Movies

Posted on Tue, Jan. 27, 2009
‘Frost/Nixon’ named best movie for grown-ups
By ROBERT W. BUTLER

Movies loved by young people may dominate the box office, but that doesn’t mean old folks don’t have their favorites.

For example, “Frost/Nixon” was chosen as the movie of the year by AARP The Magazine in its annual Movies for Grown-ups Awards. Meryl Streep was named best actress over 50; Frank Langella was best actor.

In fact, for this competition you have to be 50 years old even to be considered.

Among the winners:

• Best movie for grown-ups: “Frost/Nixon.”
Runners-up: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Doubt,” “Married Life,” “The Wrestler.”

• Actress: Meryl Streep, “Doubt.”
Runners-up: Frances McDormand, “Burn After Reading”; Catherine Deneuve, “A Christmas Tale”; Alfre Woodard, “The Family That Preys”; Annette Bening, “The Women.”

• Actor: Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon.”
Runners-up: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”; Clint Eastwood, “Gran Torino”; Chris Cooper, “Married Life”; Richard Jenkins, “The Visitor.”

• Supporting actress: Christine Baranski and Julie Walters, “Mamma Mia!”
Runners-up: Kim Cattrall, “Sex and the City”; Bette Midler, “Then She Found Me”; Debra Winger, “Rachel Getting Married”; Cloris Leachman, “The Women.”

• Supporting actor: Bill Irwin, “Rachel Getting Married.”
Runners-up: Bill Murray, “City of Ember”; John Malkovich, “Burn After Reading”; Dennis Quaid, “The Express”; Pierce Brosnan, “Mamma Mia!”

• Director: Gus Van Sant, “Milk.”

• Screenwriter: J. Michael Straczynski, “Changeling.”

• Grown-up love story: Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in “Last Chance Harvey.”

• Comedy for grown-ups: “Ghost Town.”

• Intergenerational film: “The Visitor.”

• Documentary: “Man on Wire.”

• Foreign language film: “Edge of Heaven.”

• Buddy picture: “The Family That Preys.”

• Movie for grown-ups who refuse to grow up: “Iron Man.”

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