‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Wins Best Picture At AARP Movies For Grownups Awards

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Wins Best Picture At AARP Movies For Grownups Awards

Paramount’s newly minted Oscar Best Picture nominee Top Gun: Maverick won Best Picture at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards, held Saturday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

The Tom Cruise-starring sequel beat out competition for the group’s marquee award that included fellow Oscar nominees in Warner Bros’ Elvis, A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once, Universal/Amblin’s The Fabelmans, Focus Features’ Tár and Orion/UAR’s Women Talking as well as Sony’s The Woman King.

Elvis‘ Baz Luhrmann won the Best Director award and the film took the Best Time Capsule award, giving it the most wins on the night of any movie.

Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) and Brendan Fraser (The Whale) won the top actress and actor prize, respectively.

In the TV categories, FX’s The Old Man won Best TV Series while the drama’s star Jeff Bridges won Best TV Actor. Emmy winner Sheryl Lee Ralph won Best TV Actress for ABC’s Abbott Elementary.

The AARP, which with its awards aims to spotlight films and shows that speak directly to the 50-plus audience, also bestowed its Career Achievement Award tonight on Jamie Lee Curtis.

The ceremony, hosted tonight by Alan Cumming, will air February 17 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS’ Great Performances, the PBS website and app.

Here is the full winners list:


Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Actress

Michelle Yeoh
Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Actor

Brendan Fraser
The Whale

Best Director

Baz Luhrmann

Best Supporting Actress

Judith Ivey
Women Talking

Best Supporting Actor

Judd Hirsch
The Fabelmans

Best Screenwriter

Kazuo Ishiguro

Best Ensemble

She Said

Best Intergenerational Movie


Best Time Capsule


Best Grownup Love Story

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Best Documentary

Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down

Best Foreign Film

The Quiet Girl (Ireland)


Best TV Series

The Old Man

Best TV Movie/Limited Series

Black Bird

Best Actress

Sheryl Lee Ralph
Abbott Elementary

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges
The Old Man