They have their Academy Awards, all shiny and engraved with their names. They were voted for by their peers and other industry experts. They are deemed the best in the industry, at least for this year. So what will the 2013 Academy Award winners go on to do after this?
Best Actor Winner Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis is currently not attached to any project right now, and he’s stated in interviews that he would like to have a very long ‘lie down’ for a couple of years after ‘Lincoln’. However, don’t be surprised to see him reteaming with Steven Spielberg or Paul Thomas Anderson if something manages to catch his eye.
Best Actress Winner Jennifer Lawrence
Hollywood’s newest ‘It Girl’ has a lot on her plate: she just dyed her hair brown today to go back to Catching Fire shooting in Hawaii tomorrow, and then she will jump right into ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. After filming that [or maybe right before filming that], she will shoot a small role in the David O. Russell’s Abscam project, where she plays Christian Bale’s wife. Then, she will have to fit in the Weinstein Company’s ‘The Ends of the Earth’ [again, with director David O. Russell] before she flies off to film the last Hunger Games two-parter ‘Mockingjay’.
Best Supporting Actor Winner Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz now has his second Oscar win, once again for a Quentin Tarantino film. So will they be re-teaming? While it’s not confirmed, there are rumors of a third team-up between the duo. For now, Waltz has Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Zero Theorem’ coming out later this year, and then he has a Frank Coraci project called ‘Tombstone Smackdown’ in development.
Best Supporting Actress Winner Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway has a busy few years ahead of her, much like her Best Actress counterpart Jennifer Lawrence. She has Don Jon’s Addiction coming out later this year, as well as reprising her role in Rio 2. She is rumored to be in talks for taking the lead role in Broadway’s revival of ‘My Fair Lady’, and is also set to act in the biopic of Judy Garland. Her next major blockbuster should be Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse, with Chris Hemsworth, but the project has been put on the back burner for the time being.
Best Director Winner Ang Lee
Ang Lee is an incredibly exclusive director and when he commits to a project, he really commits. For example, he was rumored to have been developing ‘Life of Pi’ for years before it got made. Right now, there’s nothing on his development slate except for the long gestating Cleopatra project. The film is being produced by Scott Rudin and was originally set to have David Fincher as a director before he dropped out. Angelina Jolie has already been cast as the titular character, and Lee is now in talks to be the director.
Best Picture Winners Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
George Clooney and Grant Heslov are currently in the midst of prepping ‘Monuments Men’, which will be shooting in Europe. They are both also producing August: Osage County as well as George Cloooney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ [rumored to be a Walt Disney biopic]. Clooney will also act in both Monuments Men and Tomorrowland.
Ben Affleck has numerous projects in development, but he will next be seen in ‘Runner, Runner’ at the end of this year. He is also rumored to be taking the Whitey Bulger film on as his next project as part of his own production company, but the project is still at the script stage.