What will win best picture? It’s a maddeningly close race

NEW YORK --- On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled "The Favourite," the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front runner. Normally a fairly predictable process with one or two favorites, this year's best picture race has been maddeningly unclear, almost devious in its contradictions. The guild awards, usually a road map to the Oscars, have spread their honors around like never before. Not one of the top prizes from the leading guilds has lined up with another. The producers went for "Green Book," the directors chose "Roma," the actors voted for "Black Panther," the editors chose "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "The Favourite," the cinematographers elected "Cold War" a...

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