What This Year's Oscar Nominees Are Doing Next

6:35 AM 2/27/2018

by Mia Galuppo and Borys Kit

Meryl Streep's headed for 'Mary Poppins Returns,' Daniel Kaluuya will star in a Steve McQueen crime thriller and Willem Dafoe has at least four projects in the works in 2018.

Illustration by: Zohar Lazar

  • Mary J. Blige, 47


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    The Grammy winner will star in the Dark Horse comic adaptation The Umbrella Academy for Netflix and will voice star in Paramount's animated Sherlock Gnomes.

  • Timothee Chalamet, 22

    Call Me by Your Name

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    He'll be seen in Woody Allen's A Rainy Day in New York and in meth drama Beautiful Boy, co-starring with Steve Carell. He'll also star as Henry V in Netflix feature The King.

  • Willem Dafoe, 62

    The Florida Project

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    The prolific actor is set for James Wan's Aquaman; Edward Norton's Motherless Brooklyn; and At Eternity's Gate, star­ring as Vincent Van Gogh. He will reteam with A24 for Robert Eggers' fantasy horror The Lighthouse, due to shoot this spring.

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, 60

    Phantom Thread

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    In June, the actor announced his retirement from acting, with Thread as his final film.

  • Woody Harrelson, 56

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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    The three-time nominee is set for May's Star Wars stand-alone feature, Solo, and Sony's Spider-Man spinoff, Venom.

  • Sally Hawkins, 41

    The Shape of Water

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    She'll next appear in Warner Bros. and Legendary's Godzilla: King of the Monsters with Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown.

  • Allison Janney, 58

    I, Tonya

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    She hasn't revealed new movie projects but is currently in the middle of the fifth (and final?) season of her CBS series, Mom.

  • Richard Jenkins, 70

    The Shape of Water

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    He will shoot a handful of episodes for the upcoming season of Epix's original series Berlin Station.

  • Daniel Kaluuya, 28

    Get Out

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    The British actor, who is featured in Marvel's Black Panther, is set for Steve McQueen crime thriller Widows for Fox.

  • Lesley Manville, 61

    Phantom Thread

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    The English actress is currently on London's West End, starring with Jeremy Irons in a production of Long Day's Journey Into Night.

  • Frances McDormand, 60

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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    She voice stars in Wes Anderson's latest feature, stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs, out March 23.

  • Laurie Metcalf, 62

    Lady Bird

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    She reprises her Roseanne role in the ABC reboot of the series and is Broadway- bound in a production of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning Three Tall Women.

  • Gary Oldman, 59

    Darkest Hour

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    He will lead supernatural thriller Mary from Tucker Tooley Entertainment and Entertainment One.

  • Christopher Plummer, 88

    All the Money in the World

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    He will play a pot-dealing grandfather in the Sony comedy Boundaries and will appear in war drama The Last Full Measure alongside Samuel L. Jackson.

  • Margot Robbie, 27

    I, Tonya

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    She plays Queen Elizabeth I in Focus Features' drama Mary Queen of Scots and will reprise her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn in Warner Bros.' DC projects.

  • Sam Rockwell, 49

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    He will play George W. Bush opposite Christian Bale's Dick Cheney in Adam McKay's Backseat for Annapurna and will voice star in Disney's The One and Only Ivan adaptation.

  • Saoirse Ronan, 23

    Lady Bird

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    The Irish actress plays the title character opposite Robbie in Focus' drama Mary Queen of Scots.

  • Octavia Spencer, 45

    The Shape of Water

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    She is filming Blumhouse thriller Ma, reteaming with The Help director Tate Taylor. She'll also appear in Julius Onah's Luce and is set to star with Jessica Chastain in a Universal holiday comedy.

  • Denzel Washington, 63

    Roman J. Israel, Esq.

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    He will next reprise his lead role in Antoine Fuqua's Equalizer sequel and is developing real-life drama Journal for Jordan to direct for Sony.

  • Paul Thomas Anderson, 47

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    The auteur has yet to unveil his next feature, but throughout awards season he has voiced his desire to work with Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish.

  • Greta Gerwig, 34

    Lady Bird

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    The first-time feature helmer hasn't set a follow-up directing project, but she's currently acting in her partner and frequent collaborator Noah Baumbach's next feature. She also voice stars in Wes Anderson's upcoming Isle of Dogs.

  • Christopher Nolan, 47


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    He took his name out of the running for Bond 25 and is taking his time picking his next feature.

  • Jordan Peele, 39

    Get Out

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    He has said he'll start shooting a new feature later this year for Universal, and he produced Spike Lee's 2019 feature Black Klansman. Peele is also developing a reboot of sci-fi anthology The Twilight Zone for CBS and executive produced the Tracy Morgan TBS comedy, The Last O.G.

  • Guillermo del Toro, 53

    The Shape of Water

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    He is producing Fox Searchlight's supernatural title Antlers and writing and directing the remake of Nightmare Alley.