The red carpet has been rolled up following Sunday night’s annual Oscars ceremony, bringing the awards season to a close. As a new crop of winners bask in that post-win glow, the wheels are already in motion for their next big projects.
Here’s a look at what newly minted Oscar winners Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Regina King, and Mahershala Ali, are up to next.
Best Actress – Olivia Colman
In one of the night’s most shocking upsets, veteran British actress Colman, 45, took home the Best Actress trophy for “The Favourite” over the, well, favourite, Glenn Close. While Colman has been a household name across the pond for quite some time, North American audiences are about to get a lot more familiar with the actress, who has a career spanning 20 years behind her, with roles in “Broadchurch”, “Hot Fuzz”, “Peep Show”, “The Night Manager” and “The Lobster”, her first project with “The Favourite” director, Yorgos Lanthimos.
Next up, she’ll take over for Claire Foy in “The Crown” as season 3 of the Netflix drama moves to the later years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.
Best Actor – Rami Malek
Malek, 37, has just become the first person from the “Twilight” franchise to nab an Oscar and now, with the end of “Mr. Robot” in sight, the newest Best Actor winner can focus on the big screen.
Fans will have to wait a while to get their next Malek fix. The premiere date of the fourth and final season of the hacker drama “Mr. Robot” has yet to be announced and the “Bohemian Rhapsody” actor will next be heard – and not seen – as the voice of Chee-Chee in the family film “The Voyage Of Dr. Dolittle”. He currently does not have any live-action roles lined up but surely that’s about to change as studios want a piece of the Best Actor winner.
Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali
Following his win for “Moonlight”, Ali, 45, now has to make room on his mantel for his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar. The “Green Book” star, who also had a voice role in the Best Animated Feature winner “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”, can currently be seen in theatres in “Alita: Battle Angel”.
Ali most recently appeared in the third season of HBO’s “True Detective”. In a weird twist of fate, the season finale of the crime drama was airing opposite the Oscars on Sunday night. The actor currently does not have any projects lined up following “True Detective” but after his second Oscar win in a two-year span, he can be choosy with roles coming to him.
Best Supporting Actress – Regina King
After dominating the awards race, the “If Beale Street Could talk” winner has two projects lined up.
First, King, 48, will be seen in the “Watchmen” TV series for HBO, arriving later this year. Based on the graphic novel about a world where superheroes are treated as outlaws, “Watchmen” comes from “Lost” writer Damon Lindelof and features an ensemble cast that includes Jeremy Irons, Tim Blake Nelson, Lou Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Frances Fisher and Don Johnson.
She’ll also appear in the thriller “All The Way With You” which is currently in pre-production and expected in late 2019.
Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron
After making history as the first person to win Best Cinematography for a film he also directed (and won Best Director for), Mexico’s Alfonso Cuaron’s double win for “Roma” at the Oscars brings his career total up to four, following his wins for 2013’s “Gravity”. In addition, the film took home the prize for Best Foreign Language Film, a first for Mexico.
Cuaron, 57, isn’t exactly known for rushing back behind the camera, taking years between his directing projects, meaning it will probably be a few years until audiences get to see his next film. There have been two projects floating around for some time, including a proposed TV movie called “Ascension” with Casey Affleck and a long-gestating collaboration with his son, Jonas Cuaron, called “A Boy And His Shoe”.