Sunday, December 23, 2018

1964 Alternate Oscars

My choices are noted with a ★. Historical Oscar winners are noted with a ✔.

In case you're interested, my top five movies of 1964 are, in order, Dr. Strangelove, A Hard Day's Night, Mary Poppins, Goldfinger and the Academy's choice for best picture, My Fair Lady — which is a little like ranking your top five Picasso's or your top five snowflakes. Each is a unique treasure.

I arrived at the other five nominees through a proprietary blend of alternate Oscar sites (Erik Beck, Gabby, Rick's Cafe Texan, Armchair Oscars, Top Movies, Wonders in the Dark, Lost in the Movies, The Movie Projector, Whoopsie, Fritz, Felix, Oscargasms, Stinky Lulu, B+, Crop Duster, Best Actor, AMC Filmsite, jmpatison003 and Matt v. the Academy), along with Films 101, the Internet Movie Database, Roger Ebert's Great Movies series, Danny Peary's original masterwork Alternate Oscars, a battered copy of Halliwell's, the BBC's list of the 100 greatest foreign-language films of all time, and perhaps most importantly, my own well-worn eyeballs.

If I left you off of my alternate Oscars list and you run an alternate Oscars site, let me know — you can never have too many alternate Oscars!

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