Film Poll 2014

Votes by Marsha Mccreadie
Film Journal International


Best Film

Best Actor

1. Michael Keaton, Birdman
2. Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
3. Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange

Best Actress

1. Agata Trzebuchowska, Ida
2. Angelina Jolie, Maleficent
3. Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Supporting Actress

1. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
2. Agata Kulesza, Ida
3. Carrie Coon, Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor

1. Tyler Perry, Gone Girl
2. Edward Norton, Birdman
3. Tony Revolori, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Director

Richard Linklater,

Best Screenplay

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Documentary

Citizenfour

Best First Feature

The Babadook

Best Animated Feature

The Book of Life

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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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