Age

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative assesses the apparent age of every speaking character on screen. These findings are included in our annual reports (see tabs for gender, race/ethnicity, LGBT, and disability). In 2016, we partnered with Humana to more closely examine the prevalence and portrayal of characters age 60 and above.

Reports on Characters Age 60 and Older in Film

2018: PDF iconStill Rare, Still Ridiculed: Portrayals of Senior Characters On Screen in Popular Films from 2015 and 2016

  • Read the full report on characters age 60 and over in film. Research conducted in partnership with Humana and the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations

2017: PDF iconOver Sixty, Underestimated

  • Read the full report on senior characters in Academy Award Best Picture-nominated films, sponsored by Humana.

2016: PDF iconThe Rare & Ridiculed: Senior Citizens in the 100 Top Films of 2015

  • Read the full report on characters age 60 and over in film. Research conducted in partnership with Humana and the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations.

Reports on Characters Age 60 and Older in Television

2017: Seniors on the Small Screen

  • Read the full report on senior characters in popular prime-time television series, sponsored by Humana.