Now that the Oscars are over, nominees can get back to work. Best-actor winner Casey Affleck (“Manchester By the Sea”) has “A Ghost Story,” with Rooney Mara (which screened at Sundance Jan. 22). He’s currently shooting “Light of My Life,” which he wrote, directs and stars in, with Anna Pniowsky.
Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”) has “Song to Song,” with Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman (which also screened Jan. 22 at Sundance) and “Blade Runner 2049,” with Harrison Ford, due Oct. 6. He’s currently shooting with “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle in “First Man,” about Neil Armstrong, the “first man” to walk on the moon.
Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”) has “Breathe,” with Claire Foy and Hugh Bonneville, and the thriller “Under the Silver Lake,” with Riley Keough (Elvis Presley’s granddaughter) and Topher Grace, in post-production.
Best actress winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) is slated for “The Battle of the Sexes,” about the tennis competition between Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs, along with a reboot of “A Hundred and One Dalmatians” and “Love May Fail.”
Along with “Song to Song,” Natalie Portman (“Jackie”) has “Planetarium,” with Lily-Rose Depp (daughter of Johnny Depp); the sci-fi film “Annihilation,” with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac and Gina Rodriguez; and the Canadian drama “Death and Life of John F. Donavan,” with Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”), Jessica Chastain, Kathy Bates and Susan Sarandon.
Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) is set to play “Topsy” in “Mary Poppins Returns,” out Dec. 25, 2018. Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”) already has filmed five foreign films.
Best supporting actor Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”), also in “Hidden Figures,” has “Roxanne, Roxanne” (screened at Sundance) awaiting a release date and currently is filming “Alita: Battle Angel,” with Oscar winners Jennifer Connelly and Christoph Waltz, coming July 20, 2018.
Viola Davis, best supporting actress (“Fences”), has no films set, but continues with “How to Get Away with Murder” on ABC. Denzel Washington (“Fences”), Viggo Mortensen (“Captain Fantastic”) and Ruth Negga (“Loving”) have not announced their next projects. *** Tyler Henry, “The Hollywood Medium” (which returns on E Channel in mid-May for a third season), went back to his hometown of Fresno, California, to sign his book “Between Two Worlds” (Simon & Schuster), already on several bestsellers lists. Three thousand of his friends, neighbors and anyone he ever met showed up at Barnes & Noble, which was so overwhelmed it ran out of books. Tyler signed every book and talked to everyone he met there. Tyler must have seen that coming, but is too modest a guy to blow his own horn that way.