The 2008 Movies for Grownups Awards With much of Hollywood affected by the writers strike, AARP The Magazine provides a forum for actors and the motion picture community to step out and celebrate the best that the “grownup” film industry had to offer in 2007. The magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards honors a range of cinematic accomplishments in 15 categories, Top honors went to The Savages the tale of a dysfunctional family reunion, starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffmanwhich was named this years Best Movie for Grownups. Best Actor and Actress 50 and Over honors went to Chris Cooper for Breach and Julie Christie for Away From Her, and Tony Gilroy took the top honor as best director for his complex tale of corporate greed, stricken consciences and murder, Michael Clayton. “Hollywood really brought the “grownup story” to the big screen this year with veteran actors and actresses delivering heartfelt performances that resonated among intergenerational audiences,” said Bill Newcott, film editor of AARP The Magazine and host of AARPs weekly “Movies for Grownups” radio show. “With moviegoers over the age of 50 increasing their movie attendance by almost 20% in the last year, I hope we’ll continue to see dynamic characters and more grownup love stories grace the silver screen.” Bill Newcott, Entertainment Editor, AARP The Magazine and host of AARP’s weekly “Movies for Grownups” Radio Show. Produced for: AARP, a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole.