Bradley Cooper

From 'A Star Is Born' to 'Roma': The 2019 Oscars Buzzmeter

From 'A Star Is Born' to 'Roma': The 2019 Oscars Buzzmeter

It’s officially out with the summer blockbusters and in with the prestige entries as awards season gets underway. But — to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ relief no doubt — there are actually several big box office performers in the hunt for Oscar gold this year, with Marvel’s “Black Panther” and Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut “A Star Is Born” leading the way.

But can they ride waves of ticket sales to the ultimate prize of best picture? Or will a more traditional drama crash the party? From now until the 91st...

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