Film Poll 2014

Votes by Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice


Best Film

Best Actor

1. Haluk Bilginer, Winter Sleep
2. Chadwick Boseman, Get On Up
3. Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Best Actress

1. Essie Davis, The Babadook
2. Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
3. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin

Best Supporting Actress

1. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
2. Elisabeth Moss, Listen Up Philip
3. Carrie Coon, Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor

1. Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
2. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
3. Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice

Best Undistributed Film

1. Tough Love
2. Mirage
3. Homme Less

Best Director

Jonathan Glazer,

Best Screenplay

Dear White People

Best Documentary

Northern Light

Best First Feature

Dear White People

Best Animated Feature

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Worst Film

America: Imagine the World Without Her

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How the Film Poll Works

This year, 85 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.

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