Film Poll 2014

Votes by Simon Abrams
Village Voice


Best Film

Best Actor

1. Chadwick Boseman, Get On Up
2. Macon Blair, Blue Ruin
3. Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jodorowsky's Dune

Best Actress

1. Catherine Breillat, Abuse of Weakness
2. Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
3. Shailene Woodley, White Bird in a Blizzard

Best Supporting Actress

1. Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer
2. Uma Thurman, Nyphomaniac
3. Susan Sarandon, Ping Pong Summer

Best Supporting Actor

1. Sam Shepard, Cold in July
2. Brontis Jodorowsky, Dance of Reality
3. Ray Winstone, Noah

Best Director

Jonathan Glazer,

Best Screenplay

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Documentary

20,000 Days on Earth

Best First Feature

20,000 Days on Earth

Best Animated Feature

The Boxtrolls

Worst Film

The Little Tin Man

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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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