John Travolta‘s man-choker? Lady Gaga‘s mad scientist gloves? Dana Perry’s Tribble shawl?
Big dresses and non-black tuxedoes are old hat for the Oscar elite, who have decided to embrace unusual accessories in order to stand out from the crowd and get the photographers looking in their direction.
A year after his infamous “Adele Dazeem” gaffe, John Travolta puzzled audiences with his unusual man-choker necklace that seemed to come from a “Sons of Anarchy” fan club.
Perhaps Lady Gaga wanted to give a silent shout-out to her millions of fans (known collectively as “Little Bleeders”) by wearing blood-red gloves to the 2015 Oscars that looked appropriate for dishwashing. With the white dress, the whole effect is that of an unusually stylish mad scientist.
Before and during her acceptance of the 2015 Oscar for Best Short Subject Documentary, Dana Perry sported an unusual wrap of interconnected fuzz balls.
It’s almost like a weird psychological game: Do you see a pom-pom wrap or shawl made of Tribbles?
Vote for the weirdest accessories ever seen at the Oscars!
Cate Blanchett, Best Actress, "Carol" Brie Larson, Best Actress, "Room" Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress, "Joy" Saoirse Ronan, Best Actress, "Brooklyn" Charlotte Rampling, Best Actress, "45 Years" Byran Cranston, Best Actor, "Trumbo" Matt Damon, Best Actor, "The Martian" Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Actor, "The Revenant" Michael Fassbender, Best Actor, "Steve Jobs" Eddie Redmayne, Best Actor, "The Danish Girl" Jennifer Jason Leigh, Supporting Actress, "The Hateful Eight" Rooney Mara, Supporting Actress, "Carol" Rachel McAdams, Supporting Actress, "Spotlight" Alicia Vikander, Supporting Actress, "The Danish Girl" Kate Winslet, Supporting Actress, "Steve Jobs" Christian Bale, Supporting Actor, "The Big Short" Tom Hardy, Supporting Actor, "The Revenant" Mark Ruffalo Mark Rylance, Supporting Actor, "Bridge of Spies" Sylvester Stallone, Supporting Actor, "Creed" Adam McKay, Best Director, "The Big Short" George Miller, Best Director, "Mad Max: Fury Road" Alejandro G. Inarritu, Best Director, "The Revenant" Lenny Abrahamson, Best Director, "Room" Tom McCarthy, Best Director, "Spotlight" From Brie Larson to Michael Fassbender and Cate Blanchett to Leonardo DiCaprio, upcoming projects include “Jason Bourne,” “Weightless,” and “The Devil in the White City”
What's Up Next for This Year's Oscar Nominees (Photos)
Upcoming projects: Blanchett next stars in a pair of Terrence Malick movies -- “Knight of Cups” and “Weightless” -- and is poised to co-star in Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” She is also slated to play Lucille Ball in an upcoming biopic, star in Richard Linklater’s adaptation of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” and voice the mischievous Kaa in Andy Serkis’ “Jungle Book: Origins.”
Upcoming projects: Larson has wrapped Ben Wheatley’s crime movie “Free Fire” and the India-set musical rom-com “Basmati Blues,” which should lift her international profile. If not, there’s always “Kong: Skull Island,” the 2017 release in which she plays the female lead. Larson is also set to play Jeanette Walls in “The Glass Castle,” which will reteam her with “Short Term 12” director Destin Daniel Cretton.
Upcoming projects: Lawrence will next be seen reprising her role as Mystique in “X-Men: Apocalypse” before Chris Pratt wakes her up from a deep sleep in Sony’s sci-fi romance “Passengers.” She’s also writing a movie with Amy Schumer, producing a film about Fidel Castro’s lover titled “Marita,” and directing “Project Delirium,” not to mention starring in Darren Aronofsky’s next movie.
Upcoming projects: The young Irish actress has wrapped an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” which co-stars Elisabeth Moss, Corey Stoll and Annette Bening, and also "Loving Vincent,” which explores the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh. In addition, Ronan is attached to star in a long-gestating adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel “On Chesil Beach.”
Upcoming projects: The veteran actress has wrapped Guy Maddin’s “Seances” and the indie “The Sense of an Ending” with Michelle Dockery, while she next stars in the drama “Waiting for the Miracle to Come.”
Upcoming projects: Cranston may be the busiest of all of the Best Actor nominees. He plays President Lyndon B. Johnson in Jay Roach's HBO movie “All the Way,” and a U.S. Customs official who uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in “The Infiltrator.” He also stars in Robin Swicord’s indie drama “Wakefield,” has a supporting role in James Franco’s comedy “The Disaster Artist,” will lend his voice to Wes Anderson’s next movie and star opposite Franco in the 20th Century Fox comedy “Why Him?”
Upcoming projects: Damon has two huge movies on the horizon between “Jason Bourne” and Legendary’s China-set “The Great Wall,” along with being set to star in George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” and Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing.” Damon is also a producer on the acclaimed Sundance drama “Manchester By the Sea,” a likely awards contender next year, and he has been rumored for a cameo role in director Steven Soderbergh’s return to film “Logan Lucky.”
Upcoming projects: The Oscar frontrunner has not chosen his follow-up to “The Revenant” yet, although he's eyeing Paramount's "Conquest." In the meantime, he’s a producer on Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” and a Topher Grace horror movie titled “Delirium.” He’s also an executive producer on Lionsgate’s “Robin Hood: Origins” starring Taron Egerton and is developing no shortage of high-profile projects under his Appian Way banner, including a live-action “Akira” movie and Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of “The Devil in the White City,” in which he’s slated to play serial killer H.H. Holmes.
Upcoming projects: Fassbender has a busy 2016, with no less than five films slated for release. He stars opposite real-life girlfriend Alicia Vikander in Derek Cianfrance’s DreamWorks drama “The Light Between Oceans.” He reprises his role as Magneto in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and tackles another Fox franchise with “Assassin’s Creed,” which he’s producing. Fassbender also has Terrence Malick’s “Weightless” and the crime drama “Trespass Against Us” in the can. He’s currently playing Harry Hole opposite Rebecca Ferguson in “The Snowman,” based on Jo Nesbo’s detective series, and is set to reprise his “Prometheus” role as David in Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant."
Upcoming projects: Redmayne just wrapped the role of Newt Scamander in WB’s “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which reunites author J.K. Rowling with director David Yates. The film is expected to launch a franchise, but beyond that, Redmayne’s calendar is wide open. We have no doubt it will fill up in the coming weeks.
Upcoming projects: As first reported by TheWrap, Leigh is in negotiations to star in Alex Garland’s next sci-fi movie “Annihilation” alongside Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson. She next stars opposite Bella Thorne in the horror movie “Amityville: The Awakening,” and has wrapped Rob Reiner’s political drama “LBJ,” in which she plays Lady Bird Johnson opposite Woody Harrelson.
Upcoming projects: Mara has a busy 2016 with five films due for release including Terrence Malick’s “Weightless” and Laika’s animated movie “Kubo and the Two Strings.” She also stars in “Lion” with Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel, “Una” with Ben Mendelsohn and Riz Ahmed, and “The Secret Scripture” with Theo James and Eric Bana. Additionally, Mara is attached to star in a Mary Magdalene movie and Charlie McDowell’s “The Discovery” with Nicholas Hoult, while she also says she’s still in line to play Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.”
Upcoming projects: The “Spotlight” star is currently filming Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” with Benedict Cumberbatch. She also voices The Mother in the animated film “The Little Prince,” but beyond that, she doesn’t have anything lined up aside from a very bright future.
Upcoming projects: Vikander has wrapped “The Light Between Oceans” with Michael Fassbender and “Tulip Fever” with Dane DeHaan and Christoph Waltz. She also co-stars opposite Matt Damon in “Jason Bourne,” which will blow up theaters this summer, and is slated to star in Wim Wenders’ romantic drama “Submergence” with James McAvoy.
Upcoming projects: The scene-stealer embraces her dark side with a villainous turn in “Triple 9,” which hits theaters this weekend, and as TheWrap first reported, she’s nearing a deal to co-star alongside Will Smith in New Line’s unconventional drama “Collateral Beauty,” which started filming this week.
Upcoming projects: Bale next stars in a pair of Terrence Malick movies -- “Knight of Cups” and “Weightless” -- and has also wrapped the indie drama “The Promise” with Oscar Isaac. He recently signed on to star in Scott Cooper’s Western drama “Hostiles,” and will lend his voice to the role of Bagheera in Andy Serkis’ “Jungle Book: Origins.”
Upcoming projects: Hardy is currently filming Steven Knight’s miniseries “Taboo,” after which he’ll segue into Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” He’s also attached to star in an Elton John biopic, the video game movie “Splinter Cell,” Kathryn Bigelow’s “True American” and a pair of projects about animal poaching and trafficking.
Supporting Actor, "Spotlight"
Upcoming projects: Ruffalo next stars in “Now You See Me 2” and he’s set to reprise his role as Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk, in Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” though rumor has it the Green Giant may also turn up in “Captain America: Civil War.” That would be smashing, wouldn’t it?
Upcoming projects: The revered stage actor recently reteamed with “Bridge of Spies” director Steven Spielberg for “The BFG,” in which he plays the title character created by Roald Dahl. That film hits theaters this summer, around the time that Rylance will film a supporting role alongside his fellow supporting nominee Tom Hardy in Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.”
Nominated film: Stallone hasn’t set any live-action acting projects since his comeback with “Creed.” The champ lends his voice to a pair of animated movies -- “Animal Crackers” and “Ratchet and Clank” -- and he’s also shepherding a remake of “Death Wish” as a producer along with “Expendabelles,” a female-driven riff on “The Expendables.”
Upcoming projects: As he waits to learn whether “The Big Short” will win Best Picture, McKay hasn’t committed to directing anything yet, though he’s still keeping busy. He’s set to co-write “Ant-Man and the Wasp” for Marvel and he’s a producer on both “The Boss” with Melissa McCarthy and “The House” with Will Ferrell. He also executive produced Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming action-comedy “The Brothers Grimsby.”
Upcoming projects: The Australian mad man has not settled on a follow-up to “Mad Max,” though he has said he’d like to make a smaller movie before focusing on any potential sequels or spinoffs to his Oscar-nominated action flick.
Upcoming projects: Poised to win his second straight directing Oscar, Inarritu is looking for his next bear to tackle, though he’s expected to produce a Guillermo del Toro movie called “Saturn and the End of Days,” which chronicles the end of the world as seen through the eyes of a young boy.
Upcoming projects: The man behind “Room” is writing, directing and producing “A Man’s World,” which tells the story of Emile Griffith, a boxer who killed another fighter in the ring in 1962.
Upcoming projects: McCarthy will be in high demand coming off “Spotlight” but he has never been one to juggle multiple projects at once. A few of his screenplays are in development around town at DreamWorks, Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Jay Roach’s Everyman Pictures.
Cate Blanchett, Best Actress, "Carol"
Brie Larson, Best Actress, "Room"
Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress, "Joy"
Saoirse Ronan, Best Actress, "Brooklyn"
Charlotte Rampling, Best Actress, "45 Years"
Byran Cranston, Best Actor, "Trumbo"
Matt Damon, Best Actor, "The Martian"
Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Actor, "The Revenant"
Michael Fassbender, Best Actor, "Steve Jobs"
Eddie Redmayne, Best Actor, "The Danish Girl"
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Supporting Actress, "The Hateful Eight"
Rooney Mara, Supporting Actress, "Carol"
Rachel McAdams, Supporting Actress, "Spotlight"
Alicia Vikander, Supporting Actress, "The Danish Girl"
Kate Winslet, Supporting Actress, "Steve Jobs"
Christian Bale, Supporting Actor, "The Big Short"
Tom Hardy, Supporting Actor, "The Revenant"
Mark Rylance, Supporting Actor, "Bridge of Spies"
Sylvester Stallone, Supporting Actor, "Creed"
Adam McKay, Best Director, "The Big Short"
George Miller, Best Director, "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Alejandro G. Inarritu, Best Director, "The Revenant"
Lenny Abrahamson, Best Director, "Room"
Tom McCarthy, Best Director, "Spotlight"
From Brie Larson to Michael Fassbender and Cate Blanchett to Leonardo DiCaprio, upcoming projects include “Jason Bourne,” “Weightless,” and “The Devil in the White City”