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    Of the main Oscar categories (writing, acting, directing), what will the winners’ careers look like after this defining moment in their lives? Will they (Taika Waititi, Bong Joon-ho, Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern, Brad Pitt) be back at the Oscars?

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    RobScottDays
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    Renee never will. She’d be lucky to get another tv role like What/If which she was horrible in anyways. She’s the new Swank. Though Swank has more talent.

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    I love renee but I really don’t see this leading anywhere, maybe she’ll do some musical adaptations since there seem to be lots of those lining up and she does have a nice voice, but nothing of the prestigious nature

    phoenix and pitt have vehicles to put them back in the race within two years, and dern would always find something because she’s laura fucking dern

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    Longoria
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    Renee never will. She’d be lucky to get another tv role like What/If which she was horrible in anyways. She’s the new Swank. Though Swank has more talent.

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    Taika Waititi will most certainly return to the Oscars

    Big fan of Better Call Saul, Sex Education, Barry, BoJack Horseman, and, especially, Survivor

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    I see Pitt winning again. But everyone else has their career Oscar/s.

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    Brad’s career will be exactly the same. The only difference is that he’ll be credited in trailers as Academy Award winner Brad Pitt.

    Renée’s win could symbolize a comeback, but I’m not quite sure. Unlike a case such as Michael Keaton a few years ago (even though he unfortunately lost), her film wasn’t big at all. Does she have any upcoming projects that we know of?

    Joaquin’s career probably won’t change too much, outside of maybe doing another Joker movie. He’ll still keep making smaller art house films, but maybe with his new surge in popularity, those movies will be seen by more people.

    Laura’s career will stay the way that it’s been in recent years. She’ll continue to do big, high profile, and prestigious projects.

    Bong’s career in his home country should be pretty much the same I’m guessing. Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I think he’s already a huge deal there. I’m guessing that getting his country’s very first Oscar will only increase the love for him. I believe his career in the US has definitely changed though. He’s done what no international filmmaker has ever done before, and there’s no way that’s going unnoticed. His films will get much more publicity around here from now on, and I believe American studios will try to get him to develop films in English, which we know he can do, as he already made Snowpiercer.

    Taika will also be able to be fit from this. He’s a wonderfully weird man, and the fact that he could win an Oscar for such an out there film will encourage studios to back his future projects, regardless of how absurd they may sound. Also, Taika directed the last Thor movie to much acclaim, which has caused him to get the chance to write and direct the next one as well, which, if it’s a critical and commercial success (it’ll obviously do well commercially, and I’m guessing it’ll follow in the steps of the last one critically), means they’ll probably bring him back for the next one. Chris Hemsworth has shown no signs of exiting the role so far, so we can definitely assume there’ll be more, which means Taika can stay in the Marvel money for awhile, while still getting to make films like Jojo Rabbit on the side.

    With the possible exception of Zellweger, I think all these winners will be in contention at the Oscars again.

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    Renee never will. She’d be lucky to get another tv role like What/If which she was horrible in anyways. She’s the new Swank. Though Swank has more talent.

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    I’m sure all four of the acting winners will be nominated again, with Pitt being the likeliest to repeat, followed by Phoenix. I don’t think Dern is winning again though, and Zellweger isn’t probably getting a third.

    Dern is definitely getting another nomination.

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    Bong, Taika, and Phoenix will all win again someday. Bong will probably win again very soon: you don’t get 4 trophies in one night without making a lot of friends at the academy. He could even pull an Innartu and get a ack-to-back victory if he has a project this year (I don’t think he does though). Taika and Phoenix will have to wait a little longer: the former because his next few projects (Next Goal Wins, Thor Love and Thunder, and if it ever gets made, Akira) are not very academy friendly, and the latter because his Oscar nominations are always followed by huge gaps of time before the next one. Of course, it’s possible that Taika will be able to drive Thor 4 or Next Goal Wins to Oscar victory, or that Phoenix mentioning that he’s had a change of heart regarding his opinion of the awards circuit during his speech means that voters will be more likely to give him a quick turnaround, but I doubt it.

    Speaking of which Phoenix, I think Joker 2 is more likely now that he and Hildur both won Oscars, but I hope it doesn’t happen. There’s no satisfying way to continue the story. Joker did so well at the Oscars because it was a standalone film that wasn’t meant to be continued, so even if it does get made I doubt Joker 2 would be nominated because it would be an obvious cash grab. I hope he sticks to his morals and turns it down.

    As for the other winners, not much will change. Renee will likely slip back into a period of obscurity like she did after Cold Mountain, maybe returning to the awards circuit in another 15 years. Brad and Dern will just keep doing what they’ve been doing, but with the overdue factor gone they’ll have to give an extremely good performance to win again. And of course, everyone except Renee (who already won) will get advertised as “Academy-Award winner” in trailers now (especially Waititi in the Thor 4 trailers: they’re going to milk that nomination for all it’s worth).

    Academy-Award winners:

    Parasite: Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay

    Joker: Best Actor - Joaquin Phoenix

    Jojo Rabbit: Best Adapted Screenplay

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