AARP honors 'Speech' with Grownups prize

Jan. 20, 2011 at 3:00 AM
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- AARP The Magazine has declared "The King's Speech," a film about how British King George VI overcame a debilitating stammer, the 2010 Best Movie for Grownups.

The film's star, Colin Firth, earned the Best Actor honor, while Lesley Manville took the Best Actress prize for her performance in "Another Year" and Danny Boyle was named Best Director for his film, "127 Hours."

Actor, director and producer Robert Redford was the recipient of the Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award, while the award for Best Grownup Love Story" went to actresses Annette Bening and Julianne Moore for "The Kids Are All Right."

"Unstoppable" won the prize for Best Buddy Picture and "The Karate Kid" was named Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up.

"AARP The Magazine is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of our most successful franchises that celebrates movies with performances and film-making that have distinct relevance to the 50-plus audience," Nancy Perry Graham, vice president and editor of AARP The Magazine, said in a statement Wednesday. "In addition to these wonderful films, we're thrilled to present this year's Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert Redford, a film icon who has captivated audiences for decades with stellar performances in countless films including 'The Way We Were,' 'All the President's Men' and 'The Natural,' and Oscar-winning directing in 'Ordinary People.'"

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