Movies for Grownups Awards Comes to KUED
KUED will present Great Performances: Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP the Magazine on Friday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m. The televised ceremony recognizes outstanding achievement in contemporary cinema that celebrates and encourages filmmaking that appeals to mature movie lovers.
The awards were taped live on February 5, 2018 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California, with host Alan Cumming performing musical parodies of "Get Out," "Lady Bird," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." Cumming spoke to the heart of Movies for Grownups, saying that "these awards are special, they recognize compelling movies and dynamic performances that appeal to a mature state of mind."
"After nearly two decades of celebrating AARP The Magazine's Movies for Grownups Awards, we are delighted to bring this star-studded evening to PBS' audience," said Myrna Blyth, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director for AARP Media. "This is a wonderful collaboration with Great Performances to further honor extraordinary movies and filmmakers that connect with a powerful 50-plus audience."
Great Performances: Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP the Magazine features a moving tribute to Career Achievement honoree Helen Mirren, whose award is presented by her "Winchester" co-star, Jason Clarke. The show also includes Mark Hamill and Kelly Marie Tran presenting director Rian Johnson with Best Picture/Best Movies for Grownups honors for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi;" Ben Mendelsohn presenting Gary Oldman with the Best Actor award for his role as Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour," and Alfre Woodard presenting Best Actress honors to Annette Bening for her role in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool."
The broadcast also features the awards for Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Screenwriter, Best Ensemble, Best Grownup Love Story, Best Intergenerational Film, Best Documentary, and a memorable moment with special guest Ken Sturdy, a World War II veteran and survivor of the Battle of Dunkirk, who accepts the Best Time Capsule award for "Dunkirk."