Elvis was a double winner at AARP The Magazine’s 21st annual Movies for Grownups Awards, which were presented at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Saturday (Jan. 28). The movie won best time capsule, while Baz Luhrmann won best director.
In presenting the award to Luhrmann, the film’s star Austin Butler said: “No matter what the subject is, his intent is to create art for audiences of all ages to enjoy together. The stories are specific, and his messages are universal.”
Elvis was nominated for eight Oscars last week, one of the heftiest tallies for a musical biopic in Oscar history. Luhrmann was nominated for best picture as a producer of the film; Butler is nominated for best actor.
Top Gun: Maverick won the AARP Award for best picture/best movie for grownups, the evening’s top honor. The award was presented by Glen Powell, a co-star in the film, and was accepted by…