Oscar winners: What are their next projects?

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Before EnvelopeGate stole Sunday’s Oscars telecast, there were plenty of stars awarded gold statues. Here’s where you’ll see the night’s big winners next:

Emma Stone (best actress)

The La La Land star is working on a new kind of footwork: She’ll star as world No. 1 tennis player Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes alongside Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs, the former male champ. The film, expected this year, explores the famed 1973 tennis match between the two, which stemmed from Riggs’ claim that the women’s game was inferior.

Stone goes 18th-century British royal in The Favourite, from The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos, playing Queen Anne’s courtier Abigail Masham.Rooney Mara, left, and Casey Affleck in 'A Ghost Story.'

Casey Affleck (best actor)

Affleck follows Manchester by the Sea playing a dead man in the Sundance Film Festival hit A Ghost Story. His character dies in a car accident and comes back to haunt the house where he lived with his lover (Rooney Mara). There’s hardly any dialogue and Affleck wears a white sheet over his head with eye holes cut out. Distributor A24 purchased Ghost Story but hasn’t set a release date.

Mahershala Ali (best supporting actor)

After winning with the drama Moonlight, Ali goes sci-fi in director Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel (July 20, 2018). Taking place in the 26th century, Ali plays Vector, a slick businessman with a reputation for running his empire with an iron fist.

“I literally wrapped that two weeks ago,” Ali said backstage at the Oscars. “I’m really excited about that.”

Davis won her first Oscar for Fences. She’ll star as law professor and top defense attorney Annalise Keating in Season 4 of ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder in the fall (Season 3 just ended). Davis starts shooting Steve McQueen’s action heist film Widows this fall as well, expected out in 2018.

Damien Chazelle (best director)

The La La Land filmmaker will continue to work with the movie’s star Ryan Gosling. Rather than singing and dancing, they’ll fly to the moon in the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man. The film will explore NASA’s dangerous mission to land a man on the moon and the sacrifices that Armstrong (played by Gosling) had to make to become an American hero.

Barry Jenkins (best adapted screenplay)

Director Jenkins, whose drama Moonlight won best picture, is writing a limited-series adaptation of National Book Award winner Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad. He’ll direct the TV project about two slaves seeking freedom from their Georgia plantation. He’s also writing a film script for a coming-of-age drama based on the life of Olympic boxing champ Claressa “T-Rex” Shields.

Source by usatoday…