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Movies for Grownups Gala: A Very Starry Night

George Takei and Kathy Griffin on the red carpet

AARP YouTube star George Takei and Gala Host Kathy Griffin on the red carpet

It was a night for classic Hollywood star power to blend with the youthful glow of filmmaking’s future as the 13th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Gala unfolded in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday.

Nine Oscar hopefuls and a parade of entertainment legends took the stage at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to celebrate Susan Sarandon, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and other winners of this year’s awards, announced in the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine.

Along with celebrating movies made for the 50-plus audience, the awards dinner raised awareness for the AARP Foundation‘s work to relieve hunger among older Americans – which includes a partnership with L.A. Kitchen.

The evening was full of warm reunions such as the one among gala host-committee members Jane Seymour, Susan Blakely, Michael Nouri and Frances Fisher, and the celebration of friendships some formed thanks to the work they do in movies. Among the moments:

Photo credit: Bill Newcott


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