Film Poll 2014

Votes by A.A. Dowd
The A.V. Club


Best Film

Best Actor

1. Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
2. Haluk Bilginer, Winter Sleep
3. Jason Schwartzman, Listen Up Philip

Best Actress

1. Essie Davis, The Babadook
2. Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
3. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin

Best Supporting Actress

1. Elisabeth Moss, Listen Up Philip
2. Agata Kulesza, Ida
3. Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow

Best Supporting Actor

1. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
2. Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
3. Ben Mendelsohn, Starred Up

Best Undistributed Film

1. Amour Fou
2. Tu dors Nicole
3. Blind

Best Director

Damien Chazelle,

Best Screenplay

Force Majeure

Best Documentary

The Missing Picture

Best First Feature

The Strange Little Cat

Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6

Worst Film

Left Behind

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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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