“Loving” & “La La Land” Top AARP Movie Honors

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – The AARP says that “Loving” is the best film of the year.

The drama is based on a couple’s real-life 1960s battle to fight a Virginia law barring interracial marriage. It stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga.

In AARP’s Movies for Grownups honors announced Wednesday, the Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone romance “La La Land” captured the best comedy-musical award.

Lead actor honors went to Annette Bening for “20th Century Women” and Denzel Washington for “Fences.”

Others receiving kudos include Viola Davis for “Fences”; Jeff Bridges for “Hell or High Water,” and writer-director Kenneth Lonergan for “Manchester by the Sea.”

France’s “Elle” was named best foreign-language film.

The awards will be presented Feb. 6 at a ceremony hosted by Margo Martindale. She’s an honoree for best grown-up love story, the film “Hollars.”

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