“The Favourite” and “Black Panther” are likely contenders; among the other possibilities are “First Man,” “A Quiet Place,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” But when it comes to the real race for Best Picture, we already know which ones will be the serious contenders: They are the same five films selected by the DGA. Some have more support from actors, while others are backed by the crafts.
Let’s break down their strengths, in order of likelihood. Which movies have all the right elements to make it to a Best Picture win?
1. “Roma” is a $15-million, black-and-white Spanish-language film set in 1971 and shot