Film Poll 2013

Actress — Votes for Greta Gerwig

CRITIC POSITION
Simon AbramsUnranked
Miriam Bale2nd
Richard Brody2nd
Jordan Cronk2nd
Peter Debruge3rd
A.A. Dowd1st
Alonso Duralde1st
Andrew Grant2nd
Tomas Hachard3rd
Eugene Hernandez3rd
Aaron Hillis1st
Christoph Huber3rd
Inkoo Kang3rd
Jonathan KieferUnranked
Genevieve KoskiUnranked
Phillip Lopate2nd
Kristi MitsudaUnranked
Angelo MureddaUnranked
Amy Nicholson2nd
Mark Olsen1st
Nathan Rabin2nd
Katey Rich2nd
Vadim Rizov1st
Andrew Schenker1st
Michael Sicinski2nd
Jeremy Smith1st
Luke Y. Thompson3rd
Dave WhiteUnranked

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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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