Oscars: What Should Have Won – Dr. Strangelove over My Fair Lady for Best Picture

Graeme Robertson on why Dr. Strangelove should have won Best Picture over My Fair Lady…

For today’s entry, we’re looking at the Oscars celebrating the best of 1964, a year in which George Cukor’s lavish musical adaption of My Fair Lady took home the top prize.

Of course, I don’t like this choice because, as I’ve probably said before, I really don’t care for musicals so we’re going for something else. Feel free to call me shallow for doing so (because you’d be right) but my dislike for musicals really is that strong.

So what’s my pick for Best Picture of 1964 instead of a light-hearted musical? Why a comedy about a nuclear war of course!

Brought to us by Stanley Kubrick, I am of course referring to his iconic apocalyptic black comedy Dr Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

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