Film Poll 2014

Votes by Adam Kempenaar

Best Film

Best Actor

1. Tom Hardy, Locke
2. Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
3. Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actress

1. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
2. Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
3. Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive

Best Supporting Actress

1. Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer
2. Carrie Coon, Gone Girl
3. Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice

Best Supporting Actor

1. Edward Norton, Birdman
2. Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
3. Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Best Undistributed Film

1. ärtico
2. This Afternoon

Best Director

Richard Linklater,

Best Screenplay


Best Documentary

Mistaken for Strangers

Best First Feature


Best Animated Feature

The LEGO Movie

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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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