At the box office, young people still hold the buying power -- sending caped crusaders and archery-loving heroines to the top of the charts.
Iron Man and Katniss Everdeen don't mean much, however, to the editors at AARP's The Magazine -- the publication aimed at the 50-plus set. This week, the magazine released the winners of its 13th annual Movies for Grownups Awards, which -- no surprise here -- honor films for mature audiences.
Many of the winners on AARP's list have been staples on the award-season circuit over the last few months. The lead actress nod, for instance, went to 79-year-old Judi Dench for her performance in the British dramedy
There were, of course, some more, uh, interesting selections. Best buddy picture went to
AARP will host a gala to celebrate its honorees in Los Angeles on Feb. 10. The full list of winners follows.
Best Movie for Grownups: "12 Years a Slave"
Best Actress: Judi Dench, "Philomena"
Best Actor: Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
Best Supporting Actress:
Best Supporting Actor:
Best Screenwriter: Richard Linklater (with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke), "Before Midnight"
Best Grownup Love Story:
Best Comedy: "The Way Way Back"
Best Intergenerational Movie: "Nebraska"
Best Documentary: "20 Feet From Stardom"
Breakthrough Accomplishment: Mary Steenburgen singing in "Last Vegas"
Best Foreign Film: "Renoir"
Best Buddy Picture: "Last Vegas"
Best Time Capsule: "American Hustle"
Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up: "Saving Mr. Banks"
Judge's Award for Extraordinary Merit: "All Is Lost"
Reader's Choice: "The Butler"