After the Oscars: What the Nominees Are Doing Next

After the 96th Academy Awards honors were handed out on Sunday night, here’s a look at the next projects the Oscar nominees in the acting categories (supporting and lead) are planning to tackle:

Annette Bening

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The five-time Oscar nominee stars with Alison Brie and Sam Neill on Peacock series Apples Never Fall (March 14), an adaptation of a Liane Moriarty novel. Also this year, Bening stars in Poolman opposite Chris Pine in his feature directorial debut.

Emily Blunt

She stars opposite fellow Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling in David Leitch’s movie The Fall Guy, premiering at SXSW before Universal releases it May 3. Two weeks after that, Blunt can be heard voicing a unicorn in husband John Krasinski’s Paramount feature IF.

Danielle Brooks
The Color Purple

The actress has been filming Jared Hess’ video game adaptation Minecraft with Jack Black, set for release from Warner Bros. in 2025. She’ll also appear in DC’s Peacemaker season two, which plans to shoot this summer.

Sterling K. Brown
American Fiction 

He’s part of Brad Peyton’s Jennifer Lopez-led sci-fi thriller film Atlas, debuting on Netflix this year. He also stars in the upcoming Hulu series Washington Black, based on a Esi Edugyan novel.

Bradley Cooper

He’s attached to direct and star in Is This Thing On?, eyeing a fall shoot.

Robert De Niro
Killers of the Flower Moon

The two-time Oscar winner stars in Tony Goldwyn’s Ezra, hitting theaters in May. His other projects include Warner Bros.’ Alto Knights, which premieres in November, and the Netflix limited series Zero Day.

Colman Domingo

After recently appearing in Drive-Away Dolls, he returns for HBO’s Euphoria. He’s also set to portray patriarch Joe Jackson in the 2025 Michael Jackson biopic at Lionsgate. This July, A24 releases the Domingo-starring feature Sing Sing after the Greg Kwedar drama debuted at TIFF.

Robert Downey Jr.

The three-time Oscar nominee has multiple roles on the HBO series The Sympathizer, which bows in April.

America Ferrera

She’s set to make her directorial debut with I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, an adaptation of Erika Sánchez’s 2017 novel. Ferrera also voices a role in Pixar’s Elio, hitting theaters in 2025.

Jodie Foster

The two-time Oscar winner has yet to choose her next project after her HBO series True Detective: Night Country.

Paul Giamatti
The Holdovers

He plans to focus his attention back on his Chinwag podcast and a potential expansion that could include a book club, TV series and live events.

Lily Gladstone
Killers of the Flower Moon

She stars alongside Riley Keough in the Hulu true-crime series Under the Bridge, debuting in April, and has Erica Tremblay’s Fancy Dance hitting Apple TV+ later this year after the film premiered at Sundance in 2023. Gladstone also filmed a role in Morrisa Maltz’s Jazzy, their follow-up feature to the 2022 project The Unknown Country.

Ryan Gosling

He stars with Blunt in David Leitch’s The Fall Guy, arriving in theaters May 3.

Sandra Hüller
Anatomy of a Fall 

The actress is set to begin shooting Markus Schleinzer’s period drama Rose.

Carey Mulligan

The three-time Oscar nominee stars with Adam Sandler in Netflix’s Spaceman, which launched March 1, and shot James Griffiths’ comedy One for the Money last year in Wales.

Cillian Murphy

The actor stars in Tim Mielants’ historical drama feature Small Things Like These, which debuted in February at the Berlin Film Festival.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph
The Holdovers

The actress is set to star in the movie Shadow Force alongside Kerry Washington, and she filmed Bride Hard with Rebel Wilson last year.

Mark Ruffalo
Poor Things

The four-time Oscar nominee stars alongside Robert Pattinson in Bong Joon Ho’s Mickey 17, set for release in 2025, and shot the series Hal & Harper.

Emma Stone
Poor Things

The Oscar winner reunites with Poor Things director Yorgos Lanthimos on the anthology film Kinds of Kindness as part of a cast that includes Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe and Margaret Qualley.

Jeffrey Wright
American Fiction

He is set to return as Police Commissioner Gordon in Matt Reeves’ sequel to The Batman from Warner Bros.

This story first appeared in the March 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.

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