2019 Oscar Nomination Predictions: Our Final Selections, Ranked for Each Category

The 2019 Oscar race is all about Best Popular Film.

Not only does the Academy not need that new category after all this year, but more big-grossers than ever are vying for spots on the final Oscar ballot to be revealed on January 22.

Which might mean more people will tune into an Oscar show, rooting for mainstream movies they actually care about.But while more popular hits, led by Bradley Cooper’s blockbuster “A Star is Born,” (Warner Bros.) are in contention for multiple categories including Best Picture, bragging rights may still wind up with Netflix’s first bonafide Best Picture candidate, Alfonso Cuarón’s cinephile-dream “Roma,” which commanded a more robust arthouse release than any Netflix film to date, along with a lavish promotional campaign, and has been widely viewed on the global streaming platform.The Golden Globe and Critics Choice winner and Mexico’s black-and-white foreign-language Oscar entry, “Roma

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