Film Poll 2013
CRITICS LIST
Robert Abele
Simon Abrams
Sam Adams
Melissa Anderson
David Ansen
Sean Axmaker
Miriam Bale
Sheila Benson
Steven Boone
Richard Brody
Monica Castillo
Justin Chang
Godfrey Cheshire
Bob Chipman
Jake Cole
Sherilyn Connelly
Jordan Cronk
Aaron Cutler
Mike D'Angelo
Peter Debruge
Steve Dollar
A.A. Dowd
Alonso Duralde
David Ehrenstein
Annlee Ellingson
Steve Erickson
David Fear
Jim Fouratt
Jon Frosch
Cynthia Fuchs
Jack Giroux
Lance Goldenberg
Ed Gonzalez
Andrew Grant
Tim Grierson
Larry Gross
Tomas Hachard
Odie Henderson
Eugene Hernandez
Aaron Hillis
Christoph Huber
Inkoo Kang
Don Kaye
Adam Kempenaar
Ben Kenigsberg
Jonathan Kiefer
Peter Knegt
Eric Kohn
Dan Kois
Michael Koresky
Genevieve Koski
Josh Larsen
Robert Levin
Phillip Lopate
Calum Marsh
Patrick Z. McGavin
Benjamin Mercer
Kristi Mitsuda
Angelo Muredda
Adam Nayman
Rob Nelson
Amy Nicholson
Michael Nordine
Mark Olsen
Michelle Orange
John Oursler
Keith Phipps
James Quandt
Nathan Rabin
Nicolas Rapold
Mara Reinstein
Katey Rich
Vadim Rizov
James Rocchi
Joshua Rothkopf
Mike Rubin
Nick Schager
Andrew Schenker
Alan Scherstuhl
Michael Sicinski
Brent Simon
Matt Singer
Jeremy Smith
David Sterritt
Dana Stevens
Ryan Stewart
Anne Thompson
Luke Y. Thompson
Scott Tobias
Sara Vizcarrondo
Sam Weisberg
Dave White
Zachary Wigon
Matthew Wilder
Scott Wilson
Chuck Wilson

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How the Film Poll Works

This year, 96 critics from across the country voted for their favorite films, performances, and filmmakers in 13 categories. Films were awarded five points each. A film is eligible only in the year that it was first distributed in the U.S. For six of those categories (Best Film of the Year, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Undistributed Film), critics had the option to either "rank" or "unrank" their votes. For example, in the Best Film category, where ten votes are possible, a ranked ballot's #1 choice was awarded 10 points, the #2 choice nine points, etc. On ballots designated as "unranked," films were awarded five points each, and performances two points. Ties of any kind were not allowed.

Update: A correction — and an upset! We originally listed Oscar Isaac of Inside Llewyn Davis as the winner in our film poll's best actor category. According to our first round of poll math, he had just barely edged out Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave. After publishing the results, we discovered that we had missed three misspellings of Ejiofor's name in critics' ballots, which meant three Ejiofor votes weren't added to the actor's official total.

After a few more rounds of bug-stomping -- you wouldn't believe how many ways critics can spell names like "Scarlett Johansson" or "Adèle Exarchopoulos" -- we're pleased to announce that Ejiofor has edged out Isaac by two votes, proving once again that poor Llewyn Davis just can't win. Thanks again to everyone who voted. The Voice regrets the error.

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