• Mon, Feb 27 2012

Diablo Cody, The Hobbit, and Players: The Oscar Winners’ Next Projects

Last night, their names were called, they staggered up to the stage, they laughed and cried and made fun of Angelina Jolie‘s right leg. But the most important question for the new crop of Oscar winners is, what’s next? Are these new and seasoned stars loading up their schedules with 2013 Oscar bait, or are they relaxing with more laidback films? We’ve got those answers right here.

Octavia Spencer Diablo Cody Julianne Hough Russell Brand

On the red carpet, Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer teased Ryan Seacrest about her upcoming movie with his girlfriend Julianne Hough: After her post-awards interview tour, she’ll be flying down to New Orleans to shoot Diablo Cody‘s directorial debut. The untitled project stars Julianne as Lamb, a young woman who loses her faith after a plane crash and moves to Las Vegas. Octavia and Russell Brand‘s characters help Lamb discover her “true self.”

 

Christopher Plummer Oscars Best Supporting Actor Beginners acceptance speech

No one would expect the 82-year-old Christopher Plummer to do any more projects after his Best Supporting Actor win; he’s basically won Hollywood. However, just a few weeks prior to the Academy Awards he signed on for HBO’s Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight. The TV movie tracks the fighter’s decision to be a conscientious objector in the Vietnam War, and how the government took him to task for it; Plummer plays Supreme Court Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan II.

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