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‘Spotlight’ Named Best ‘Movie for Grownups’ by AARP

Bryan Cranston, Lily Tomlin, Mark Rylance and Diane Ladd win acting awards

“Spotlight,” Tom McCarthy’s drama about the Boston Globe’s investigation into clergy sexual abuse and coverup in the Catholic Church, has been named the year’s best movie in AARP the Magazine’s 15th annual Movies for Grownups Awards.

Bryan Cranston won the Best Actor award for his performance as blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo in “Trumbo,” while Lily Tomlin was named Best Actress for her role as a cranky poet in “Grandma.”

Supporting actor and actress awards went to Mark Rylance for “Bridge of Spies” and Diane Ladd for “Joy.” That last film also won the screenwriting award for David O. Russell, while Ridley Scott won the directing award for “The Martian.”

Other AARP winners included: Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman, Best Grownup Love Story for “5 Flights Up”; Nancy Meyers, Best Comedy for “The Intern”; “Creed,” Best Intergenerational Film; Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley, Best Buddy Picture for “Learning to Drive”; “Love & Mercy,” Best Time Capsule; and “Inside Out,” Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up.

Michael Douglas was named recipient of the AARP’s Career Achievement Award.

The winners will be celebrated at a ceremony in Los Angeles hosted by Kathy Griffin on Feb. 8. The event will serve as a fundraiser for AARP Foundation, which provides basic needs for older adults in communities around the country.

The winners:

Career Achievement: Michael Douglas
Best Picture: “Spotlight”
Best Actress: Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”
Best Actor: Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
Best Supporting Actress: Diane Ladd, “Joy”
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Best Director: Ridley Scott, “The Martian”
Best Screenwriter: David O. Russell, “Joy”
Best Grownup Love Story: Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman, “5 Flights Up”
Best Comedy: Nancy Meyers, “The Intern”
Best Documentary: “The Last Man on the Moon”
Best Intergenerational Film: “Creed”
Best Buddy Picture: Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley, “Learning to Drive”
Best Time Capsule: “Love & Mercy”
Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up: Pete Docter, “Inside Out”
Best Foreign Film: “Rams” (Iceland)

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