Film Poll 2014

Votes by Stephanie Zacharek
The Village Voice

Best Film

Best Actor

1. Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
2. John Lithgow, Love Is Strange
3. Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher

Best Actress

1. Julianne Moore, Still Alice
2. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
3. Marion Cotillard,

Best Supporting Actress

1. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
2. Marion Bailey, Mr. Turner
3. Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Best Supporting Actor

1. Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
2. Riz Ahmed, Nightcrawler
3. Jeremy Renner, The Immigrant

Best Director

Jonathan Glazer,

Best Screenplay

Only Lovers Left Alive

Best Documentary

20,000 Days on Earth

Best First Feature

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Best Animated Feature


Worst Film

Magic in the Moonlight

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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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