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AARP Movies for Grownups Honors Martin Scorsese, Renée Zellweger and More

It didn’t take long for the post-Golden Globes dust to settle, as the weekend that followed (Jan. 11 and 12) brought more chances for Hollywood’s Oscar hopefuls to scoop up a few more trophies.

Surprisingly, there were a lot of nerves on display, too, even at the AARP The Magazine’s 19th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards, where most of the honorees were pretty sure they were winners. That gala designed for the over-50 crowd airs tonight on “Great Performances” at 6/5c on PBS, after actually happening on Jan. 11.

Annette Bening was honored with a career achievement prize, as her husband Warren Beatty cheered her on, and Tony Danza acted as a lively and funny host for the evening.

Conan O’Brien and Adam Sandler attend AARP The Magazine’s 19th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AARP)

Best Actor honoree Adam Sandler arrived early to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where he and his wife sat with Pedro Almodovar and joined the rest of the star-packed ballroom in dining on caprese salad and filet mignon. But his nervousness showed as the night went on. “I’m not used to this, being in the same room with people like De Niro,” he told TheWrap. “And I’m even more nervous about the Critics Choice Awards tomorrow night.” He was the poster boy for restless leg syndrome, especially when his buddy Conan O’Brien showed up a bit late, but in time to present Sandler for his prize for his work in “Uncut Gems.”

“Sit down!” O’Brien bellowed at Sandler, as he jumped the gun and ran toward the stage before they even showed his acting clips. Lots of shouting and ribbing went on, but

Article source: https://www.thewrap.com/awards-season-aarp-movies-for-grownups-airs-tonight-on-pbs-honoring-many-2020-contenders/

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