Scene and Heard at the AARP Awards: Michael Douglas’ ‘Sex Trilogy’, Sly’s Text Habits, ‘Breaking Bad’ Addiction

Plus: David O. Russell and Lily Tomlin have buried the hatchet.

Monday night’s AARP awards revealed the one corner of Hollywood where the otherwise coveted 18-49 demographic need not apply.

Dubbed the “Movies for Grown Ups” awards, presenters and honorees at the anti-Kids’ Choice awards at the Beverly Wilshire uttered a common refrain: consumers over 50 want movies for grown-ups, made by grown-ups.

Also, they want Oscar contenders.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actress Paula Poundstone speaks onstage at the AARP's Movie For GrownUps Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

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Hours after the Academy’s prime nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton, many awards stakeholders filed back into the industry’s other favorite weeknight awards-dinner spot. Attendees included Bryan Cranston, Mark RuffaloRidley ScottTom Ortenberg, David O. Russell, Ryan CooglerJane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Morgan Freeman. Here are the top 10 things we saw and heard:

The Lily Tomlin vs. David O. Russell “I Heart Huckabees” Hatchet is Buried

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Director David O. Russell (L) and actress Lily Tomlin attend AARP's Movie For GrownUps Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

(Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

The two stars of one of the earliest viral videos hung out together backstage, before Russell had to bail out to his wife’s birthday party.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Actors Patricia Clarkson, Elizabeth Banks, and author Max Handelman attend AARP's Movie For GrownUps Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

Patricia Clarkson embraces Elizabeth “Effie Trinket” Banks (Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP).

Michael Douglas‘s “Sex Trilogy”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actors Catherine Zeta-Jones (L) and Michael Douglas attend AARP's Movie For GrownUps Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

Catherine Zeta-Jones and the guest of honor, Michael Douglas. (Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

The star of “Fatal Attraction,” “Basic Instinct,” and “Disclosure” earned multiple references to his early 90’s work, dubbed a “sex trilogy” during his night as the lifetime achievement award winner. He got a standing ovation.

“The last time I got a standing ovation was when I beat cancer five years ago,” Douglas said.

Ryan Coogler and Sylvester Stallone –  Text Buddies

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Actress Phylicia Rashad, producer Irwin Winkler, director Ryan Coolger, and actor Carl Weathers attend AARP's Movie For GrownUps Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

The original Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) introduced team “Creed,” including Phylicia Rashad, producer Irwin Winkler, and writer/director Ryan Coogler. (Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

“Creed” director Ryan Coogler and Sylvester Stallone have gotten so tight that they are picking up each other’s bad habit of forgetting to thank each other at awards shows.

After Sly had to sheepishly return to the mic during a commercial break at the Golden Globes to shout Coogler and Michael B. Jordan their due, Coogler followed up his Sly-free speech on Monday night by returning to the mic to thank the “Rocky” originator.

“Unlike the Rocky in the film, (Sly’s) always on his phone. We text all the time,” he said.

Category Creep Part 1: Diane Ladd on Rooney Mara

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actresses Diane Ladd (L) and Laura Dern attend AARP's Movie For GrownUps Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

Diane Ladd and daughter Laura Dern (Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

Rooney Mara won best actress in Cannes. Why is she in my category?” – “Joy” winner Diane Ladd in accepting the Best Supporting Actress award. Ladd’s comments were directed at other awards shows, as Rooney Mara was not a nominee in either the best or supporting actress categories at the AARP awards.

Jane Fonda: Clock Watcher

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actresses Lily Tomlin (L) and Jane Fonda attend AARP's Movie For GrownUps Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

From “9 to 5” to “out by 9”: Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.(Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

During some of host Kathy Griffin‘s extended crowd work amongst the celebs, Jane Fonda brushed Griffin along with a warning: “It’s almost 9.”

Breaking Bad: “Like Eating Peanuts”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actors Dick Van Dyke (L) and Bryan Cranston attend AARP's Movie For GrownUps Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

Dick Van Dyke and winner for “Trumbo,” Bryan Cranston. (Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

“I’m what’s left of Dick Van Dyke,” the 90-year-old veteran actor deadpanned. He admitted to  recently discovering binge viewing thanks to “Breaking Bad,” saying that watching it was like “eating peanuts. You couldn’t stop.”

“Spotlight”: Screening at the Vatican

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actor Mark Ruffalo (L) and director Tom McCarthy attend the 88th Annual Academy Awards nominee luncheon on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Next Stop: London. Mark Ruffalo and Tom McCarthy on Monday at the Academy’s Oscar Nominee Luncheon. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

“Spotlight” co-writer and director Tom McCarthy announced that the Best Picture contender opened a three-day summit on sex abuse at a Vatican summit. “We all feel a privilege to be able to tell this story,” McCarthy said to close the night, accepting the AARP Best Picture award.

The “Spotlight” team is heading east as well. Almost all are heading to London for the Valentine’s Day BAFTAs this weekend.

Paula Poundstone Casts Sherry Lansing as a Publicist

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Director Pete Docter (L) and producer Jonas Rivera (R) accept the award for Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up for 'Inside Out' from comedian Paula Poundstone (C) onstage during AARP's Movie For GrownUps Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

“Inside Out” director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera picked up the “Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up” award from Paula Poundstone. (Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

Sherry Lansing called Douglas a “lifelong friend,” an accolade earned from making ten movies together. The former Paramount studio chief also credited Douglas with ceding dialogue to co-stars. Paula Poundstone went in to a cross-examination mode.

“When you give away lines,” she said to Douglas, “is it like ‘I’m not going to f—ing say this!?‘ I think Sherry Lansing put some spin on that”.

Category Creep Part 2: “The Martian” Meets The Last Man on the Moon

This is not the "astronaut" that Ridley Scott met.

This is not the astronaut Ridley Scott met. It’s Michael Pena, who starred in “The Martian.” Contrary to this picture, smiling was allowed at the event.

Astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, got the first standing ovation of the night. Backstage, he met “The Martian” director Ridley Scott. “I just met a real astronaut and I think he approved of what we did. That makes me happy,” Scott said.

What’s still making Scott less happy? “The Martian’s” Golden Globe slug as a comedy. “Totally bulls—,” Scott said, enduringly salty a month after that curious categorization became moot.

Adam Devine: In Search of a Fake ID

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Writer Nancy Meyers (R) accepts the Best Comedy award for 'The Intern' from actor Adam Devine onstage at the AARP's 15th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

Adam Devine and Nancy Meyers. (Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)

“In 18 years I’m excited to join your squad,” 32-year-old Adam Devine joked while presenting to “The Intern” producer-director-writer Nancy Meyers.

“It’s only in this room I can show how big the font is,” Meyers revealed of her printed acceptance speech.

Here is the full list of AARP “Movies for Grownups” Award Winners, broken down by their bolded Oscar status:

Current Oscar nominees awarded AARP Awards:

    • Tom McCarthy (Best Picture- Spotlight)
    • Mark Ruffalo (Best Picture- Spotlight)
    • Bryan Cranston (Best Actor-Trumbo)
    • Ridley Scott (Best Director-The Martian), nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, not directing
    • Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera (Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up-Inside Out)

Winners from Oscar-nominated films

Non-Oscar Race AARP Winners

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