Film Poll 2014

Votes by Monica Castillo
Freelance, Movie Mezzanine, Paste Magazine


Best Film

Best Actor

1. Michael Keaton, Birdman
2. Jason Schwartzman, Listen Up Philip
3. Brendan Gleeson, Calvary

Best Actress

1. Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
2. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle
3. Emmanuelle Seigner, Venus in Fur

Best Supporting Actress

1. Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer
2. Elisabeth Moss, Listen Up Philip
3. Uma Thurman, Nymphomaniac

Best Supporting Actor

1. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
2. Edward Norton, Birdman
3. Noah Wiseman, The Babadook

Best Undistributed Film

1. Vessel
2. What We Do In The Shadows
3. Animals

Best Director

Jonathan Glazer,

Best Screenplay

Listen Up Philip

Best Documentary

Life Itself

Best First Feature

The Babadook

Best Animated Feature

The LEGO Movie

Worst Film

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

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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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