2020 brought us the closing chapter to the Bill and Ted franchise, Bill & Ted Face the Music. Now that awards season has come around, the film has been nominated for an AARP Movies for Grownups award in the “Buddy Picture” category. Other nominees include Bad Boys for Life, Da 5 Bloods, Let Them All Talk, and Standing Up, Falling Down. The AARP Movies for Grownups Awards advocate for the 50-plus audience to fight ageism and encourage films that resonate with the older audience.
Bill & Ted Face the Music sees the return of Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) who are now middle-aged fathers to their daughters Billie (Brigette Lundy-Paine) and Thea (Samara Weaving). They still have yet to write the song that will unite and save the world, and much like Excellent Adventure, the duo is visited by an emissary from the future — Rufus’ daughter, Kelly (Kristen Schaal). The pair decide to travel forward this time to take the song from themselves and must visit many different universes and iterations of themselves to find the right one.
Winners will be announced March 4 and the award ceremony, hosted by Hoda Kotb, will air March 28 PBS’s Great Performances.