The Oscars may be over and the partygoers recovered from the Governor’s Ball, but we can look forward to several more projects from the winners of the 87th Academy Awards. Some, like overachiever J.K. Simmons, have several projects to be released this year (and probably an extra Farmers Insurance ad). Whereas we might not see newlywed Eddie Redmayne in another movie until 2016.
We're reviewing the list of 2015 Oscar winners and updating you about their latest projects. Who knows -- we could see another Oscar winner in the works.
Julianne Moore, best actress for “Still Alice”: Moore finally took home the gold after four nominations, and she shows no signs of stopping. In her current movie in theaters, Moore is paired again with her co-star in “The Big Lebowski” Jeff Bridges, this time in the sci-fi story “Seventh Son.” She’s set to return to the "Hunger Games" series in the fall as President Alma Coin, but she has another drama dealing with illness on the way, opposite Steve Carell in “Freeheld.”
Eddie Redmayne, best actor for “The Theory of Everything”: Like Moore, the newly minted Oscar winner stars in a sci-fi movie in theaters now, the Wachowski’s “Jupiter Ascending.” Redmayne is currently filming his next role in “The Danish Girl,” another love portrait of a historical couple, the artist Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda. The film is expected sometime in 2016.
Patricia Arquette, best supporting actress for “Boyhood”: Fresh off a role that took 12 years to complete filming, Arquette is returning to television, reprising her role as Avery Ryan in “CSI: Cyber.” On the big screen, it's been announced she'll join the cast of “Woman on a Train,” and her next role in “The Wannabe” has a release date set for later this year.
J.K. Simmons, best supporting actor for “Whiplash”: He finally struck a chord with Academy voters for his merciless band leader character in “Whiplash,” but Simmons is already back to work. He has two project statuses listed as filming, three in post-production and one in pre-production. First is the potential summer blockbuster co-starring the former Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator Genisys.” On a smaller scale, he’s also scheduled to appear in the romantic drama “Worlds Apart” and the comedy “Still Punching the Clown.” The actor is lending his voice to the animated film, “Rock Dog” alongside Eddie Izzard, and is currently filming the drama “The Accountant” opposite Anna Kendrick and Ben Affleck. On the horizon, he has “Kong: Skull Island” to look forward to. Simmons is just two credits away from registering 150 projects in IMDB.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, best director, best original screenplay and best picture for “Birdman”: To prove Iñárritu only marches to the beat of his own, “The Revenant” will star Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio and revolve around an incident of a bear mauling. After frontiersman Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is left for dead after a bear maul, he seeks revenge against his fellow explorers in the 1820s. “Birdman 2” this is not.