‘Great Performances’ recognizes ‘Movies for Grown-ups’ on Feb. 15

AARP The Magazine’s 18th annual Movies for Grown-ups Awards returns for another year of adults honoring adults for stage and screen on Friday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. on Arizona PBS.

Hosted by actor and comedian Martin Short, the star-studded awards ceremony included a touching tribute to Career Achievement Award honoree Shirley MacLaine.

WATCH: Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP The Magazine

Other highlights of the evening included a special appearance by Michael Douglas, who presented his “Fatal Attraction” co-star Glenn Close with Best Actress honors for her role in “The Wife”; Mahershala Ali, who handed his co-star, Viggo Mortensen, the Best Actor award for “Green Book”; and Spike Lee received a standing ovation when he was awarded Best Director by actor Topher Grace, one of the stars of “BlacKkKlansman.”

The awards were established to celebrate and encourage filmmaking that appeals to movie lovers with a grown-up state of mind – and to recognize its artists.

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