Film Poll 2012
Amy Adams, The Master5126
Ann Dowd, Compliance3415
Sally Field, Lincoln3215
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables2512
Shirley MacLaine, Bernie2211
Jennifer Ehle, Zero Dark Thirty1911
Edith Scob, Holy Motors157
Rosemarie DeWitt, Your Sister's Sister146
Isabelle Huppert, Amour136
Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises116
Helen Hunt, The Sessions95
Gina Gershon, Killer Joe94
Besedka Johnson, Starlet93
Lorraine Toussaint, Middle of Nowhere84
Frances McDormand, Promised Land73
Salma Hayek, Savages73
Kelly Reilly, Flight63
Kylie Minogue, Holy Motors63
Adriana Asti, Unforgivable62
Frances McDormand, Moonrise Kingdom54
Judi Dench, Skyfall54
Cecile De France, The Kid with a Bike53
Emily Blunt, Looper53
Alicia Vikander, Anna Karenina52
Isla Fisher, Bachelorette52
Juno Temple, Killer Joe52
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy52
Donna Murphy, Dark Horse42
Dreama Walker, Compliance42
Eva Mendes, Holy Motors42
Samantha Morton, Cosmopolis42
Britt Marling, Sound of My Voice32
Juliette Binoche, Cosmopolis32
Allison Torem, The Wise Kids31
Cécile De France, The Kid with a Bike31
Diane Kruger, Farewell, My Queen31
Frances McDormand, This Must Be the Place31
Kara Hayward, Moonrise Kingdom31
Kara Hui, Dragon31
Kristen Stewart, On the Road31
Laura Linney, The Details31
Sarah Gadon, Cosmopolis31
Sarah Silverman, Take This Waltz31
Susan Sarandon, Robot & Frank31
Shannon Beer, Wuthering Heights22
Virginie Ledoyen, Farewell, My Queen22
Amy Ferguson, The Master21
Anna Faris, The Dictator21
Ariane Labed, Alps21
Bedseka Johnson, Starlet21
Emmanuelle Bercot, Polisse21
Halle Berry, Cloud Atlas21
Judy Greer, Jeff Who Lives at Home21
Kerry Washington, Django Unchained21
Léa Seydoux, Sister21
Macy Gray, The Paperboy21
Malin Ackerman, Wanderlust21
Megalyn Echikunwoke, Damsels in Distress21
Nathalia Galgani, Bonsai21
Riley Keough, Jack and Diane21
Scarlett Johansson, Hitchcock21
Teresa Madruga, Tabu21
Britt Marling, Arbitrage11
Carmen Ejogo, Sparkle11
Catherine Keener, A Late Quartet11
Catherine Zeta Jones, Rock of Ages11
Charlyne Yi, This Is 4011
Emily Hampshire, Cosmopolis11
Evangelia Randou, Attenberg11
Gillian Anderson, Sister11
Jeannie Berlin, Margaret11
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook11
Judi Dench, Stars in Shorts11
Jung Yumi, Oki's Movie11
Kristin Scott Thomas, The Woman in the Fifth11
Laura Soveral, Tabu11
Maggie Smith, Quartet11
Melissa McCarthy, This Is 4011
Michaela Watkins, Wanderlust11
Rosemarie DeWitt, Promised Land11
Selma Blair, Dark Horse11
Shaylena Mandigo, For Ellen11
Sigourney Weaver, The Cabin in the Woods11

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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 12 categories. 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.

A film is eligible only in the year that it was first distributed in the U.S. For the category of Best Undistributed Film, only those films from the past 12 months that have yet to secure a theatrical distributor were eligible (as opposed to those films with distributors that simply won't be released until next year).

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