Film Poll 2014

Votes by Angelo Muredda
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Best Film

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

1. Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
2. Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
3. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin

Best Supporting Actress

1. Elisabeth Moss, Listen Up Philip
2. Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow
3. Kim Dickens, Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor

1. Tyler Perry, Gone Girl
2. Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice
3. Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson,

Best Screenplay

Force Majeure

Best Documentary

National Gallery

Best First Feature

It Felt Like Love

Best Animated Feature

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

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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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