Steven Spielberg’s The Post will lead the way at the 2018 Movies for Grownups Awards after landing five nominations.
The political thriller, about the 1970s release of the Pentagon Papers, which detailed the involvement of the U.S. government in the Vietnam War, is up for Best Actress for Meryl Streep, Best Actor for Tom Hanks, and Best Director for Spielberg.
It will also compete for Best Time Capsule, celebrating films which capture a real-life moment in history, and Readers’ Choice Poll at the AARP The Magazine prizegiving, although it failed to make the cut for the Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category, which features The Shape of Water, Lady Bird, Get Out, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Streep will face off against Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul), and Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner) for the Best Actress honor, while Hanks will have to beat Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Daniel-Day Lewis (Phantom Thread), Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes), and Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.) for the male equivalent.
Supporting nominees include Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird), Holly Hunter (The Big Sick), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World).
Meanwhile, the Best Director line-up also boasts Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World), Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express), Reginald Hudlin (Marshall), and Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), who has landed another mention for Best Screenwriter. James Ivory (Call Me by Your Name), Anthony McCarten (Darkest Hour), Steven Rogers (I, Tonya), and Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game) round out that category.
The Best Ensemble prize will be a battle between the casts of Girls Trip, Get Out, Mudbound, Murder on the Orient Express, and Last Flag Flying, while the Best Grownup Love Story will be picked from Breathe, Films Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, The Leisure Seeker, Our Souls at Night, and The Greatest Showman.
As previously reported, Helen Mirren will be presented with the Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award at the ceremony, which is set to take place in Los Angeles on 5 February (18), when Alan Cumming will serve as the night’s host.