Great Per4mances Presents Movies 4 Grownups Awards alatg with AARP The Magazine Premiering Friday, February fifteen at PBSPBS #Movies_ForFebruary 12, 2019
Caption: Mahershala Ali, left, presents the award for best actor to Viggo Mortensen for “Green Book” at AARP The Magazine’s 18th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards at Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Monday, February 4, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for AARP The Magazine/AP Images)
Hosted by Tony Award-winning actor and comedian Martin Short, Great Performances –Movies for Grownups® Awards with AARP The Magazine premieres nationwide Friday, February 15 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will be available to stream beginning February 16 on pbs.org/moviesforgrownups and PBS apps.
This is the second consecutive year the awards will be broadcast on PBS in a co-production with Great Performances .
The AARP Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise was established in 2002 to celebrate and encourage filmmaking with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind — and recognize the inspiring artists who make them.
“ Great Performances has had the privilege of capturing live arts experiences for decades,” said Great Performances Executive Producer David Horn.
The star-studded awards ceremony includes a touching tribute to Career Achievement Award honoree Shirley MacLaine.
Other highlights of the evening include a special appearance by Michael Douglas, who presents his “Fatal Attraction ” co-star Glenn Close with Best Actress honors for her role in “The Wife;” Mahershala Ali, who hands his co-star Viggo Mortensen the Best Actor award for “Green Book;” and Spike Lee receives a standing ovation when awarded Best Director by actor Topher Grace, one of the stars of his film “BlacKkKlansman.” The awards were filmed on Monday, February 4 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.
Major corporate funding for Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP The Magazine is provided by Consumer Cellular, with additional funding from RR Donnelley.
Major funding for Great Performances is provided by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the Irene Diamond Fund, Rosalind P. Walter, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, The Starr Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, the Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, and The Abra Prentice Foundation.
With weekly news and reviews, nationwide screenings, and an annual awards event, AARP’s Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise continues to champion movies for grownups, by grownups.