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The American Association of Retired Persons has released the 2023 nominations for their Movies for Grownups Awards — that delightfully offbeat awards-season precursor that includes such categories as “Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups,” “Best Intergenerational Movie,” and “Best Time Capsule” — and the AARP’s selection committee predictably skewed toward Steven Spielberg’s nostalgia trip and the multiverse movie with butt-plug jokes and hot-dog fingers. The Fabelmans came away with six nominations, followed by the Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All at Once and Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Woman King, which each got five.

Notably sparsely nominated was The Banshees of Inisherin, which picked up one nod (Brendan Gleeson in Best Supporting Actor) just a few days after scoring eight nominations at the Golden Globes. Were AARP nominators not interested in portrayals of vast loneliness in late middle age? Do they have something against Ireland? Or do they simply prefer Raccacoonie to Jenny the Donkey? The Movies for Grownups Awards will be hosted by Alan Cumming on January 28, with a February 17 broadcast on PBS.

Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans
Top Gun: Maverick
The Woman King
Women Talking

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett (Tár)
Viola Davis (The Woman King)
Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris)
Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande)
Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Best Actor
Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick)
Brendan Fraser (The Whale)
Tom Hanks (A Man Called Otto)
Bill Nighy (Living)
Adam Sandler (Hustle)

Best Supporting Actress
Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Patricia Clarkson (She Said)
Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Judith Ivey (Women Talking)
Gabrielle Union (The Inspection)

Best Supporting Actor
Andre Braugher (She Said)
Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Woody Harrelson (Triangle of Sadness)
Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmans)
Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Best Director
James Cameron (Avatar: The Way of Water)
Todd Field (Tár)
Baz Luhrmann (Elvis)
Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Woman King)
Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)

Best Screenwriter
Todd Field (Tár)
Kazuo Ishiguro (Living)
Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)
Rebecca Lenkiewicz (She Said)
Dana Stevens (The Woman King)

Best Actress (TV)
Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Toni Collette (The Staircase)
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary)
Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul)

Best Actor (TV)
Jeff Bridges (The Old Man)
Steve Carell (The Patient)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Gary Oldman (Slow Horses)
Wes Studi (Reservation Dogs)

Best TV Series
Abbott Elementary
The Old Man
Only Murders in the Building
The White Lotus

Best TV Movie/Limited Series
Black Bird
The Dropout
Inventing Anna
The Staircase
The Watcher

Best Ensemble
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
She Said
The Woman King
Women Talking

Best Intergenerational Movie
Armageddon Time
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans
A Man Called Otto

Best Time Capsule
Armageddon Time
The Fabelmans

Best Grownup Love Story
Empire of Light
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
A Love Song
Ticket to Paradise

Best Documentary
Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down
Lucy and Desi
The Pez Outlaw
Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off

Best Foreign Film
Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (Mexico)
Broker (South Korea)
One Fine Morning (France)
The Quiet Girl (Ireland)

By Indana