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Winning an Oscar can give you quite a career. Just ask Brie Larson the Mahershala Ali who won more awards and played major roles in huge movies (“Captain Marvel” and “Blade”) after their respective Oscars in 2016 and 2017.
This year’s winners already have some tantalizing projects lined up. Here’s a rundown of each major Oscar winner’s exciting next projects (note: Best Adapted Screenplay winner Sarah Polley not included as there is no officially announced project on her plate at the time of writing).
The Daniels (awarded Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert they turn their heads to the television afterwards. Little is known about the project, but both are co-directing this upcoming show starring Nathan Min as a misunderstood search for connection in a noisy world.
Michelle Yeoh (awarded Best Actress for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
“American Born Chinese,” “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” and “A Haunting in Venice”
Yeoh has a number of upcoming projects. First, he will star in the Disney+ series American Born Chinese, which follows a teenage student who juggles colliding worlds. Co-starring ‘EEAAO’. Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Hsu also characteristic. Yeoh will shout too Airazor in the new Transformers movie and is part of the ensemble cast Kenneth Branaghis next Hercule Poirot film “A Haunting in Venice.” Yeoh will also have roles in the next three movies “Avatar” and “Wicked.”
Brendan Fraser (won Best Actor for “The Whale”)
“Killers of the Flower Moon”, “Brothers” and “Behind the Curtain of Night”
The choice of these is Martin Scorsese“Killers of the Flower Moon” in which he stars Leonardo di Caprio and Robert De Niro. The film will follow an FBI investigation into the murders of an Osage tribe in the 1920s. Fraser will play WS Hamilton. Fraser will also appear in “Behind the Curtain of Night,” which follows a man who comes back to life and can see his past lives. Little is known about ‘Brothers’ but she will co-star with him Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage.
Jamie Lee Curtis (won Best Supporting Actress for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Curtis next appears in Disney’s remake of “Haunted Mansion,” based on their popular theme park ride. Curtis will play the iconic Madame Leota — the spirit inside the crystal ball. Curtis stars alongside Wilson, LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddishand Rosario Dawson.
Ke Huy Quan (won Best Supporting Actor for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
“American Born Chinese” and “Loki”
Quan joins Yeoh in “American Born Chinese” but, perhaps most interestingly, will also appear in the second season of Marvel’s “Loki” together Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson. Quan will play a Time Variance Authority archivist.
Guillermo del Toro (awarded best animated film for ‘Pinocchio’)
“The Buried Giant”, “Haunted Mansion” and an untitled documentary
Del Toro is an executive producer on “Haunted Mansion” while also working on his next directorial project – “The Buried Giant”. He co-wrote the script of this film with him Dennis Kelly and Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro, the latter of whom was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay for “Living,” just left. The film will follow a couple who set out to find their son, who they haven’t seen in a long time and discover that they don’t remember much. Del Toro is also directing an upcoming documentary about the legendary director Michael Mann.
Edward Berger (won Best International Feature Film for “All Quiet on the Western Front”)
“Helltown”, “Conclave” and “The 39 Steps”
Berger’s next film sounds like it has the makings of an Oscar contender. “Conclave” will star Ralph Fiennes and Stanley Tucci in a story that follows a Cardinal overseeing peers trying to choose a new leader of the Church. Berger is also involved in two exciting TV projects with A-list stars. “Helltown” will follow. Kurt Vonnegut in 1969 as he becomes obsessed with a serial killer case. Starring Oscar Isaac. “The 39 Steps” will star. Benedict Cumberbatch and adapts the iconic 1915 adventure-comedy novel into a miniseries.
Ruth E. Carter (awarded Best Costume Design for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’)
Carter is returning to the MCU with her next project — and it’s a big one. He will design the costumes for the MCU’s ‘Blade,’ which will star Mahershala Ali as the titular vampire hunter. Yann Demange directs while acting in ‘Da 5 Bloods’. Delroy Lindo also features.
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