Film Poll 2014

Votes by Josh Larsen
Filmspotting


Best Film

Best Actor

1. Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
3. Jack O'Connell, Starred Up

Best Actress

1. Elisabeth Moss, Listen Up Philip
2. Angelina Jolie, Maleficent
3. Agata Kulesza, Ida

Best Supporting Actress

1. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
2. Rene Russo, Nightcrawler
3. Joanna Newsom, Inherent Vice

Best Supporting Actor

1. Toby Kebbell, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
2. Gary Poulter, Joe
3. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Director

Wes Anderson,

Best Screenplay

The LEGO Movie

Best Documentary

Manakamana

Best First Feature

The Babadook

Best Animated Feature

The LEGO Movie

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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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