Well, the Oscars are now officially over, and Moonlight snatched a last-minute victory from the jaws of defeat, ending La La Land‘s night on a blue note. But on the bright side, what does Damien Chazelle have in common with actors Casey Affleck, Emma Stone, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis besides an Academy Award?
Everyone wants to know what he and the other Oscar winners are doing next.
Here’s what all 25 Oscar nominees are working on for 2017 and beyond. You never know… some of these movies could go on to become Oscar nominees themselves.
Let us know which film you’re most looking forward to in the comments section below.
Casey Affleck (WINNER) – Fresh off his Oscar win, the Manchester by the Sea star wrote, directed and stars in the survival drama Light of My Life, and once that wraps he’ll segue to David Lowery’s The Old Man and the Gun with Robert Redford. Affleck next stars opposite his Ain’t Them Bodies Saints co-star Rooney Mara in Lowery’s A Ghost Story, which recently premiered at Sundance. Sources say he’s also being sought to star in Alex Gibney’s 1970s political thriller The Action, which follows eight anti-war activists who stole classified FBI documents and exposed J. Edgar Hoover’s campaign of spying and blackmail against Vietnam War protesters.
Andrew Garfield – The Hacksaw Ridge star has wrapped a role as a paralyzed man in Andy Serkis’ drama Breathe, and he also has David Robert Mitchell’s crime thriller Under the Silver Lake on the horizon. Garfield is also preparing to star in a stage version of Angels in America in London that will occupy his summer, so Hollywood will have to cool its jets and wait its turn.
Ryan Gosling – After singing in La La Land, Gosling next stars in Terrence Malick’s music-driven drama Song to Song. We’ll have to wait until October to see him and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049, and this fall he’ll begin filming Damien Chazelle’s First Man, in which he plays astronaut Neil Armstrong.
Viggo Mortensen – The Captain Fantastic star doesn’t have any movies lined up at the moment, though he’s looking to step behind the camera and make his directorial debut, possibly from one of his own screenplays.
Denzel Washington – After pulling double duty on Fences, he’ll star in Dan Gilroy’s legal thriller Inner City with Colin Farrell and return for Antoine Fuqua’s action-packed Equalizer sequel.
Isabelle Huppert – The star of Elle has wrapped four films, including Michael Haneke’s Happy End, a family drama set amid the backdrop of the European refugee crisis. She’s currently filming Benoit Jacquot’s drama Eva with Gaspard Ulliel.
Ruth Negga – The breakout star of Loving is busy filming the second season of AMC’s Preacher. Expect film offers to pour in as soon as she’s on hiatus.
Natalie Portman – The Jackie actress next stars in Terrence Malick’s Song to Song and leads the female ensemble of Alex Garland’s latest sci-fi movie Annihilation. She also co-stars in Xavier Dolan’s new film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. Elsewhere, she has produced an adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s memoir Eating Animals, and she’s set to play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Mimi Leder’s legal drama On the Basis of Sex. But don’t expect that to go before cameras too soon, as Portman is pregnant and about to have a baby, so she’s a little busy at the moment!
Emma Stone (WINNER) – The La La Land sensation will follow her Oscar win with a turn as tennis pro Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell in Battle of the Sexes. Expect that to be a Golden Globes favorite next year. She’ll spend this year filming Yorgos Lanthimos’ next film The Favourite, the Netflix series Maniac with Jonah Hill, and a very tiny indie movie — Disney’s Cruella. Like Casey Affleck, sources say she’s also being sought to star in Alex Gibney’s 1970s political thriller The Action, but she may be too busy — her comedy Women in Business, co-starring Kate McKinnon and Jillian Bell, is also heating up at 20th Century Fox.
Meryl Streep – After earning her record-breaking 20th Oscar nomination for Florence Foster Jenkins, Streep will tackle a supporting role in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. She’s also slated to star in a J.J. Abrams-produced TV series titled The Nix, based on the book by Nathan Hill.
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (WINNER) – The man who stole Moonlight and won an Oscar for his troubles will soon be seen in the Sundance sensation Roxanne Roxanne. He’s currently filming Fox’s action/sci-fi movie Alita: Battle Angel, from Robert Rodriguez and producer James Cameron, and he’s also preparing to join Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum in J.C. Chandor’s crime drama Triple Frontier. Maybe we’ll even see him in the new season of House of Cards. You never know…
Jeff Bridges – The Hell or High Water star will soon be seen in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Joseph Kosinski’s firefighter drama Granite Mountain and Marc Webb’s drama The Only Living Boy in New York.
Lucas Hedges – Following a breakout performance in Manchester by the Sea, Hedges will be next be seen in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. It’s safe to say the young actor has a very bright future ahead of him.
Dev Patel – The Lion star will soon be seen in the thriller Hotel Mumbai with Armie Hammer and Jason Isaacs. We’d like to see more of him, so make it happen, Hollywood!
Michael Shannon – The Nocturnal Animals star is as busy as any of the nominees, having wrapped Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water the war movie Horse Soldiers and the indies Pottersville and State Like Sleep. He’s also filming the Weinstein Company’s period drama The Current War with Benedict Cumberbatch and the TV movie Waco with Taylor Kitsch.
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis (WINNER) – After winning an Oscar for Fences, Davis will return to film the fourth season of ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, and she’ll also star in Steve McQueen’s bank heist movie Widows. Davis’ legal drama Custody will soon debut on Lifetime, and she’s also attached to star in the indie drama The Personal History of Rachel DuPree with Quvenzhané Wallis. Don’t forget about Suicide Squad 2, which will surely include Amanda Waller.
Octavia Spencer – The Hidden Figures star will soon be seen as God opposite Sam Worthington in The Shack. She’ll also share the screen with Chris Evans in Marc Webb’s Gifted and John Hawkes in the indie movie Small Town Crime. Most exciting of all may be her turn in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water. Spencer is also circling the small screen, as she’s in line to star in HBO’s limited series Raven about the Jim Jones cult as well as a limited series about famed philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker.
Nicole Kidman – The Lion actress currently stars on HBO’s Big Little Lies and will stick with the small screen in the second season of Top of the Lake. The Oscar winner is also staying busy on the big screen, starring in Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled and taking a supporting role in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Kidman is also filming the English-language remake of The Intouchables with Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, and preparing to co-star in James Wan’s Aquaman as the superhero’s mother.
Naomie Harris – The Moonlight actress has already wrapped Andy Serkis’ version of The Jungle Book and she’ll soon begin filming the monster movie Rampage with Dwayne Johnson. If Daniel Craig returns for another James Bond movie, it’s a safe bet you’ll see her back as Moneypenny.
Michelle Williams – Following her devastating turn in Manchester by the Sea, Williams stars alongside Julianne Moore in ,Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck, and opposite Hugh Jackman in 20th Century Fox’s awards hopeful The Greatest Showman. She’s also set to play Janis Joplin for director Sean Durkin and star in Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid ’90s.
Damien Chazelle(WINNER) – The Oscar-winning La La Land director will reunite leading man Ryan Gosling and cinematographer Linus Sandgren for the Neil Armstrong movie First Man. Chazelle is also writing and directing the CIA recruitment thriller Undergraduate for producer Shawn Levy.
Mel Gibson – The Hacksaw Ridge director seems to be focused on getting his acting career back on track, taking on a supporting role as Mark Wahlberg’s father in Daddy’s Home 2 and a lead turn alongside Vince Vaughn in the crime thriller Dragged Across Concrete. He also co-stars opposite Sean Penn in The Professor and the Madman. As a director, Gibson is being courted by Warner Bros. to take the helm of Suicide Squad 2, but he’s also developing a Passion of the Christ sequels and a Studio 8 project about the Medici clan.
Barry Jenkins – The Moonlight director will be in high demand throughout Hollywood, the question is whether he’ll jump right into studio assignments or develop his own material. For now, Jenkins has directed episode of the upcoming Netflix series Dear White People and he’s writing a movie about female boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields for Universal.
Kenneth Lonergan – After winning an Oscar for writing Manchester by the Sea, Lonergan is working on a new adaptation of Howards End for television. He’s not the kind of filmmaker who develops a lot of material at once (at least publicly), which is refreshing.
Denis Villeneuve – The Arrival filmmaker takes the directorial reins from Ridley Scott on Blade Runner 2049, which stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Jared Leto. He’s also developing a new Dune movie for Legendary as well as an adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s The Son for producer Jake Gyllenhaal, who starred in Villeneuve’s earlier films Prisoners and Enemy.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief