Film Poll 2014

Votes by Matt Singer
ScreenCrush


Best Film

Best Actor

1. Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
3. David Oyelowo, Selma

Best Actress

1. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
2. Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
3. Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Supporting Actress

1. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
2. Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer
3. Carmen Ejogo, Selma

Best Supporting Actor

1. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
2. Edward Norton, Birdman
3. Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice

Best Undistributed Film

1. Kung Fu Elliot
2. The Editor
3. From the Dark

Best Director

Richard Linklater,

Best Screenplay

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Documentary

Jodorowsky's Dune

Best First Feature

Nightcrawler

Best Animated Feature

The LEGO Movie

Worst Film

Winter's Tale

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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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