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Oscars 2020 Next moves for the winning stars

The Academy Awards 2020 are done and dusted and the winners are flying high on champagne bubbles. But if they want to capitalise on their Oscars success, time is of the essence.

To make the most of the public and movie moguls’ interest, the successful stars need to get back to the grindstone. With that in mind, here’s what we can hope to look forward to from the triumphant actors, actresses and director.

Won: Best adapted screenplay for the Nazi satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’ - an off-the-wall drama which makes you laugh and wince simultaneously as it skates the thin line of good taste.

How many Oscars is that now?: This is his first Oscar win and, in another first for the night’s proceedings, he’s the first Maori to win an Academy Award.

What’s next? Waititi is currently filming an unspecified role in the sequel to 2016’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ alongside Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and Idris Elba, which is based on the DC Comics supervillain team of the same name.

Also on his to-do list is directing ‘Next Goal Wins’, with Elizabeth Moss and Michael Fassbender. It’s an adaptation of the 2014 British football documentary about Dutch coach Thomas Rongen who attempted to turn the American Samoa soccer team from established losers into winners.

He’ll then co-star in comedy ‘Free Guy’ (led by Stranger Things director Shawn Levy) alongside Ryan and Jodie Comer, before returning to direct the Marvel film ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’. Waititi, who previously helmed 2017’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, will transform Natalie Portman into a female Thor, presumably replacing Chris Hemsworth’s iteration of the superhero.When will they be in cinemas? ‘Free Guy’ is due out in July, followed by ‘The Suicide Squad’ in August. ‘Next Goal Wins’ is yet to secure a release date and ‘Thor’ is due on our screens in November, 2021.

 


Brad Pitt

Won: Best supporting actor for ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’, Pitt played Cliff Booth, stuntman-turned-sidekick to Leonardo DiCaprio’s fading TV star Rick Dalton.

How many Oscars is that now? Two. He won in 2014 for producing ‘12 Years A Slave’ but had never won an acting award before now, despite several nominations.

What’s next? He’s got a number of projects on the boil as producer, including a screen version of Mark Haddon’s novel ‘A Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time’. On the acting front, he’s thought to be starring alongside Emma Stone in Damien Chazelle’s ‘Babylon’, another movie set in the Hollywood of a bygone era. This time the story takes place in the late 1920s, during the movie industry’s transition from silent films to talkies.

 


Joaquin Phoenix

Won: Best actor for his mind-bending performance in ‘Joker’.

How many Oscars is that now? Two. The first was for his performance of legendary country singer Johnny Cash in 2005’s ‘Walk the Line’.

What’s next? ‘C’mon C’mon’

What’s it about? It’s a drama in which he plays the uncle of a gifted and sensitive boy, whose father struggles with bipolar disorder.

Who co-stars and directs? Co-stars include Gaby Hoffman, known for the comedy series Girls, and dancer Kenneth Kynt Bryan. Mike Mills, known for 2010’s ‘Beginners’, directs and also wrote the screenplay.

When will it be in cinemas? Later this year.

 


Bong Joon-ho

Won: Best director for the darkly comic South Korean social satire ‘Parasite’, which also won him the coveted best picture award - the first time a non-English language film has done so.

How many Oscars is that now? One for best director, although with ‘Parasite’ winning in three other categories, including best picture, you could argue that Bong won four golden statuettes in a single night - a feat only previously achieved by Walt Disney in 1953.

What’s next? Bong says he has two projects up his sleeve: One is a Korean feature he’s been honing for the last decade, the other is an English project, which he is in the process of researching, he told CNN. Speaking backstage at the Oscars, he declined to give further details, but said: “I do have a plan. I have to work. It’s my job.”

- BBC


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