Viggo Mortensen won the best actor award at AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards on Monday night

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February 05, 2019 03:12 PM

Like father, like son!

Viggo Mortensen brought his son Henry to the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards on Monday night, where the actor was honored for his work in the Oscar-nominated movie Green Book

Mortensen, 60, shares Henry, 31, with his ex-wife, singer Exene Cervenka. Mortensen is now in a longterm relationship with Spanish actress Ariadna Gil and Henry is his only child.

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The actor also brought his son to the Oscars in 2017, when he was nominated for his role in Captain Fantastic. 

The Green Book star received the best actor award at the annual awards ceremony. Other winners at the AARP’s big night included Glenn Close, who won best actress for her role in The Wife and Spike Lee, who won the directing prize for BlacKkKlansman.

Viggo Mortensen and son Henry
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At the end of the night, Green Book took home the AARP’s award for best movie of the year. (The movie also won the award for best motion picture, musical or comedy at the Golden Globes in January.)

During the evening, Mortensen and his son were seen mingling with other celebrity guests — including Mortensen’s Green Book costar Linda Cardellini and basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardellini and Henry Mortensen
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Viggo Mortensen, Henry Mortensen and Linda Cardellini
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The Movies for Grownups Awards come less than a month before the 2019 Oscars ceremony, where Mortensen is nominated for Best Actor after a whirlwind awards season that saw Green Book weather its share of controversy

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In November, Mortensen apologized after using the n-word after a screening of Green Book.

The actor was at a Q&A for the potential Oscar contender — which deals with issues of racism and segregation — alongside his costar Mahershala Ali.

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In a statement to PEOPLE at the time, Mortensen apologized for his choice of words, saying, “Last night I participated in a Q&A session moderated by Elvis Mitchell following a screening of Green Book in Los Angeles. In making the point that many people casually used the ‘N’ word at the time in which the movie story takes place, in 1962, I used the full word.”

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The former Lord of the Rings actor clarified that “although my intention was to speak strongly against racism, I have no right to even imagine the hurt that is caused by hearing that word in any context, especially from a white man.”

Mortensen also said he does not “use the word in private or in public.”

“I am very sorry that I did use the full word last night, and will not utter it again,” he said.

Green Book is in theaters now.

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