Being that an Oscar is the film industry’s highest honor, it stands to reason that this year’s winners will have full plates coming up.
Now that they’ve bagged their Oscars, here’s a look at what Hollywood adventures 2020’s big winners will embark on next:
Joaquin Phoenix won best performance by an actor in a leading role for “Joker.” (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Phoenix, 45, was no stranger to the Academy Awards, having earned three nominations in the past before finally winning for “Joker,” and his next project could very well put him on the board for another.
Collider reports that Phoenix’s next film, “C’mon C’mon,” is largely being kept under wraps, but rumors suggest he’ll star as a documentary filmmaker who develops a bond with his nephew.
Variety reported that a sequel to “Joker” is being discussed as well.
Renée Zellweger won best performance by an actress in a leading role for ‘Judy.’
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Zellweger will star in “Heft,” based on the book by the same name, which will see her play a woman that reaches out to her former teacher, a recluse, to ask him to help her struggling son.
Brad Pitt won best performance by an actor in a supporting role for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’
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He’s listed as a producer on 40 upcoming projects, with two acting roles on the docket.
Pitt is likely to appear in “Babylon,” a tale set in 1920s Hollywood, and has for years been attached to a project called “He Wanted the Moon,” a story about a manic depressive doctor researching the disorder.
Laura Dern won best performance by an actress in a supporting role for “Marriage Story.”
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Laura Dern’s next project is easily the most high-profile of any of her fellow Oscars winners: “Jurassic World 3.”
She’s also set to star in “Just One Drink,” a series for the streaming service Quibi, which will see her play a bartender that interacts with her various patrons.
Elton John won best achievement in music written for motion pictures (original song) for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman.”
The award is a perfect nod to John’s career, which is slowing down after he wraps up his farewell tour.
Don’t worry — the tour will stretch into 2021, according to the singer’s website.
Writer-director Bong Joon-ho won best picture, best director, best original screenplay, and best international feature film awards for ‘Parasite.’
After sweeping the Oscars, all eyes are on Bong, 50, to see what his next move will be.
As usual, he’ll stay behind the camera, but is making a move to television with an HBO adaptation of his film “Parasite” and a TV series based on his film “Snowpiercer” starring Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly.
Taika Waititi won best adapted screenplay for “Jojo Rabbit.”
Known best for directing “Thor: Ragnarok,” Waititi, 44, won an Oscar for writing “Jojo Rabbit.”
Being one of Hollywood’s hottest writer-director-actors, he has a full plate, including writing, directing and appearing in the next “Thor” film and he may even tackle the next installment in the “Star Wars” franchise.