Other nominees include Andrew Scott, Tilda Swinton, Claire Foy and Jamie Bell.
The White Lotus star Fred Hechinger in now in talks to portray Emperor Geta instead.
Phoebe Bridgers and Bo Burnham first sparked romance speculation in January.
The Gladiator 2 cast currently includes Paul Mescal, Barry Keoghan, Joseph Quinn, Connie Nielsen, and Denzel Washington.
The night’s biggest winner was the stage adaptation of My Neighbour Totoro.
Russell Crowe admitted he feels “a slight edge of jealousy” that Paul Mescal gets to have the Gladiator experience for the first time.
Barry Keoghan is reportedly circling the role of Emperor Geta.
Jenna Ortega was so anxious about the prospect of meeting the Aftersun star that she couldn’t look him in the eye.
Paul Mescal cares about what people think about his movies.
Other notable nominees include David Tennant, Tom Hollander, and Rafe Spall.