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Helen Mirren to be honored at AARP film awards, broadcast for first time on PBS
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Helen Mirren is honored at AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards.
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A new movie awards show will make its debut in February on PBS.

The AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards will make its broadcast debut at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 as part of the Great Performances series. It will premiere at the same time online at and PBS apps. 

“The Movies for Grownups Awards is an exciting new way for Great Performances to recognize outstanding achievement in the performing arts,” said executive producer David Horn. “Adding contemporary cinema is a natural fit for the series and we are happy to share this exceptional talent with viewers on all PBS platforms.”

The 17th annual awards show was established to celebrate and encourage filmmaking with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind—and recognize the inspiring artists who make them.

The awards were taped live Feb. 5 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif., with host Alan Cumming performing musical parodies of Get Out, Lady Bird, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Cumming spoke to the heart of Movies for Grownups, saying that “these awards are special, they recognize compelling movies and dynamic performances that appeal to a mature state of mind.”

Helen Mirren, an Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony, BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning actress, will receive the Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award at the ceremonies.