Film Poll 2014

Votes by Steve Erickson
Gay City News


Best Film

Best Actor

1. Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
2. Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
3. Tom Hardy, Locke

Best Actress

1. Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
2. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
3. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Beyond the Lights

Best Supporting Actress

1. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
2. Rene Russo, Nightcrawler
3. Uma Thurman, Nymphomaniac

Best Supporting Actor

1. Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
2. Tyler James Williams, Dear White People
3. Joaquin Phoenix, The Immigrant

Best Undistributed Film

1. Bloody Beans
2. The Iron Ministry
3. The Second Game

Best Director

Richard Linklater,

Best Screenplay

The Immigrant

Best Documentary

What Now? Remind Me

Best First Feature

Nightcrawler

Best Animated Feature

The LEGO Movie

Worst Film

Annabelle

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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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