Entertainment behind the scenes
Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus” named top movie for “grown-ups”
Clint Eastwood’s movie “Invictus”, featuring Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela, might not have bagged any of the top honors so far this awards season but it has come top of one annual list — “Best Movie for Grownups,” according to AARP The Magazine catering for the 50+ audience.
The ninth annual list ranking films for the 50+ audience — and ranking actors and actresses aged over 50 — also awarded Robert de Niro a Lifetime Achievement Award that will be presented at a Los Angeles Awards Gala on Feb. 16.
Other awards went to “Julie & Julia” for the ” Best Grownup Love Story,” “The Soloist” for the “Best Buddy Picture” and “Star Trek” for the “Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up.”
Top acting honors went to Jeff Bridges winning best male actor 50+ for country singer Bad Blake in “Crazy Heart,” Helen Mirren for best actress 50+ in “The Last Station,” and the best supporting acting awards went to Alec Baldwin for “It’s Complicated,” and Kim Basinger for “The Burning Plain.”
“In 2009, 50+ actors and filmmakers took center-stage on the silver screen, turning in performances and films that were riveting and nothing short of daring,” added Bill Newcott, entertainment editor of AARP The Magazine. “Tackling war, apartheid, sexuality and adding real depth to romantic comedies, the 50+ Hollywood community shows once again that they are an integral, much-needed element of the film industry. And 60-year old Meryl Streep proved without a doubt that she is the leading lady of our times, a critical and box-office cottage industry.”