Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin and Shane Vieau
This year’s group of Oscar winners featured past victors (Frances McDormand) and numerous first-timers (Gary Oldman, Roger Deakins), and they all have no plans of slowing down after winning. Curious about what Guillermo del Toro and Jordan Peele are doing next? Click through the gallery for an update on what’s next from this year’s Oscar winners.
Del Toro is taking a filmmaking break after winning Best Picture and Best Director for “The Shape of Water.” He’ll continue work on the third season of “Trollhunters,” the Netflix animated series he created and helps write, and he’ll produce a new horror film called “Antlers” from “Hostiles” director Scott Cooper. Fox Searchlight is also developing a “Nightmare Alley” remake with del Toro. He also plans to write books on the careers of Michael Mann and George Miller.
Following his Best Actor win for “Darkest Hour,” Gary Oldman will star opposite Gerard Butler, Billy Bob Thornton, Willem Dafoe, and Common in Donovan Marsh’s action-thriller “Hunter Killer.” Oldman will also star in the independent supernatural thriller “Mary,” which he shot last fall.
McDormand won Best Actress for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” but has been extremely selective with her roles as of late, so it’s anyone’s guess if the Oscar win will result in new screen roles for her. She currently has no movies filming in 2018. McDormand can next be heard on the big screen in Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs.”
Janney currently has no film roles planned following her Best Supporting Actress win for “I, Tonya,” although she can be seen on the CBS sitcom “Mom.” The show is currently in its fifth season and just aired its 100th episode. Janney won an Emmy in 2014 for her work on the series.
Rockwell is staying busy following his Best Supporting Actor win for “Three Billboards.” The actor has a number of movies in post-production, including the comedy “Blue Iguana,” the race drama “The Best of Enemies” with Taraji P. Henson, and Adam McKay’s untitled Dick Cheney movie, in which he plays George W. Bush and stars opposite Christian Bale and Amy Adams. All three movies are expected to be released this year. Most recently, Rockwell was confirmed to be joining Angelina Jolie in Disney’s “The One and Only Ivan.”
The Oscar-winning screenwriter has not revealed details about his next project, but he is expected to begin filming later this fall. The writer-director will also return to television as a producer on CBS All Access’ “Twilight Zone” reboot and HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” which also involves J.J. Abrams behind the scenes.
Ivory has not said whether or not he’ll be writing Luca Guadagnino’s planned sequels for “Call Me By Your Name,” but in the meantime he’ll serve as an executive producer on the Henry James adaptation “The Aspern Papers,” starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, and the thriller “Andorra,” starring Guy Pearce. He’s also developing a film adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Richard III.”
Deakins finally won his first Oscar after 14 nominations for his work on Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049.” The Academy Awards ceremony was a break for Deakins, who is currently at work filming John Crowley’s “The Goldfinch.” The movie is based on the novel by Donna Tartt and stars Ansel Elgort.
Unkrich won his second Oscar for Best Animated Feature with “Coco.” His first Oscar came courtesy of “Toy Story 3,” and he’s currently developing the story for “Toy Story 4.” Unkrich has no future directing plans confirmed yet.
Lelio brought Chile its first Best Foreign Language Oscar thanks to “A Fantastic Woman,” and you wont’ have to wait long to see his latest film. “Disobedience,” the director’s English-language debut, opens in theaters April 24. The lesbian romance stars Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz. Lelio is also finishing up work on his English-language remake of “Gloria” with Julianne Moore.
Desplat won his second Best Original Score Oscar with “The Shape of Water,” and he’ll next be heard on the big screen in Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs.” He’s also handling the scores for Chris Weitz’s war drama “Operation Finale” and Thomas Vinterberg’s “Kursk.”
The married couple and songwriting partners took home their second Best Original Song Oscar with “Remember Me” from “Coco,” and more Oscars could be in their future. The duo are working on music for “Frozen 2” and most recently wrote music for the “Frozen” Broadway musical, which opens in New York City this month.
Bridges’ work on Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” earned him the Oscar for Best Costume Design. The artist is collaborating with another indie favorite for his next project: Noah Baumbach. Bridges worked on Baumbach’s still-untitled divorce comedy-drama, starring Greta Gerwig, Scarlett Johansson, and Adam Driver. The film is now in post-production.
Christopher Nolan’s beloved editor Lee Smith finally took him the Best Editing Oscar thanks to “Dunkirk.” Nolan hasn’t announced his next project, but you can rest assured Smith will be working on it. Lee edited “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” which will open in theaters November 2.
“The Shape of Water” set decorator Jeff Melvin won the Oscar for Best Production Design with Jeff Melvin and Paul Denham Austerberry. Melvin is currently working on the “Shazam!” tentpole and contributed to the Peter Jackson-produced “Mortal Engines.”