Film Poll 2013

Actress — Votes for Brie Larson

CRITIC POSITION
Sean Axmaker3rd
Monica Castillo3rd
Peter Debruge1st
Alonso Duralde2nd
David Fear2nd
Cynthia FuchsUnranked
Don Kaye3rd
Dan Kois2nd
Genevieve KoskiUnranked
Robert Levin1st
Patrick Z. McGavin3rd
Rob NelsonUnranked
Mark Olsen2nd
John Oursler2nd
Nathan Rabin1st
James Rocchi2nd
Joshua Rothkopf2nd
Mike Rubin2nd
Jeremy Smith2nd
Anne Thompson3rd
Chuck Wilson3rd

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How the Film Poll Works

This year, 96 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.

Update: A correction — and an upset! We originally listed Oscar Isaac of Inside Llewyn Davis as the winner in our film poll's best actor category. According to our first round of poll math, he had just barely edged out Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave. After publishing the results, we discovered that we had missed three misspellings of Ejiofor's name in critics' ballots, which meant three Ejiofor votes weren't added to the actor's official total.

After a few more rounds of bug-stomping -- you wouldn't believe how many ways critics can spell names like "Scarlett Johansson" or "Adèle Exarchopoulos" -- we're pleased to announce that Ejiofor has edged out Isaac by two votes, proving once again that poor Llewyn Davis just can't win. Thanks again to everyone who voted. The Voice regrets the error.

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