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Movies For Grown Ups Awards: 'Get Out', 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' among nominees

The nominees for the upcoming 17th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards have been announced. "Get Out," "Lady Bird," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" compete in the Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category. 

The awards celebrate 2017's standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognize the inspiring artists who make them. Award-winning film and stage actor Alan Cumming will host the event. 

In the Best Actress category, nominations go to Annette Bening (Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool), Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul), Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Meryl Streep (The Post). 

In the Best Actor category, Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes), Daniel-Day Lewis (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks (The Post), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.). Additionally, Helen Mirren will receive the esteemed Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award.

On hand to present at the awards will be Alfre Woodard, Jason Clarke, Mark Hamill, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, Shari Belafonte, Willem Dafoe, Kelly Marie Tran, Doug Jones, Michael Gracey, Molly Bloom and more. The awards celebrate 2017's standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grown-up state of mind and recognize the inspiring artists who make them.

The Movies for Grownups Awards will be broadcast for the first time on PBS as part of their Great Performances series on Friday, February 23 at 9:00 p.m. (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps. 

The complete list of the 17th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Nominees:
  • Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: Get Out, Lady Bird, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Best Actress: Annette Bening (Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool), Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul), Salma Hayek(Beatriz at Dinner), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Meryl Streep (The Post)
  • Best Actor: Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes), Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks (The Post), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Holly Hunter (The Big Sick), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Melissa Leo (Novitiate), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Laurence Fishburne (Last Flag Flying), Woody Harrelson(Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World)
  • Best Director: Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Reginald Hudlin (Marshall), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World) and Steven Spielberg (The Post)
  • Best Screenwriter: Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water), James Ivory (Call Me by Your Name), Anthony McCarten (Darkest Hour), Steven Rogers (I, Tonya), Aaron Sorkin (Molly's Game)
  • Best Ensemble: Get OutGirls TripLast Flag FlyingMudboundMurder on the Orient Express
  • Best Grownup Love Story: BreatheFilm Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, The Leisure Seeker, Our Souls at NightTheGreatest Showman
  • Best Intergenerational Film: The Big Sick, The Florida Project, Lady BirdMarjorie Prime, Wonder
  • Best Time Capsule: Battle of the Sexes, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, I, Tonya, The Post
  • Readers' Choice Poll: Beauty and the Beast, Dunkirk, Get Out, Girls Trip, Last Flag Flying, Murder on the Orient Express, The Post, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Wonder, Wonder Woman
  • Best Documentary: Dolores, Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, I Am Not Your Negro, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
  • Best Foreign Film: Chavela (Mexico), The Insult (Lebanon), Like Crazy (Italy), A Taxi Driver (South Korea), The Women's Balcony (Israel)

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