Star Wars: The Last Jedi won Best Picture at AARP Movies for Grownups, here’s the full press release issued late last night….
AARP The Magazine’s 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards were held tonight at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, celebrating 2017’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognizing the inspiring artists who make them. Co-produced by the Great Performances series, the awards will be broadcast for the first time on Friday, February 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS, (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.
Highlights from the evening included a moving tribute to Career Achievement honoree Helen Mirren, “it’s a resume and a range that is barely believable to have come from one person,” notedWinchester co-star Jason Clarke who presented the esteemed award to Mirren. Mirren provided an insightful piece of advice about life, “it is unknown, nothing lasts forever, life keeps surprising us and that why it’s worth living.”
Mark Hamill and Kelly Marie Tran presented director Rian Johnson with Best Picture/Movies for Grownups honors for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, because “this incredible film series that began with the Baby Boomer generation and now crosses generations to be loved by moviegoers of all ages around the globe.”
Take the link below for a list of all the winners and more….