Film Poll 2013

Film — Votes for The Act of Killing

Steven Boone8th
Godfrey Cheshire3rd
Steve Dollar1st
A.A. Dowd7th
Steve Erickson3rd
David Fear9th
Cynthia FuchsUnranked
Andrew Grant10th
Eugene Hernandez8th
Aaron Hillis1st
Adam Kempenaar6th
Peter Knegt8th
Eric Kohn4th
Dan Kois8th
Genevieve KoskiUnranked
Josh Larsen4th
Robert Levin2nd
Phillip Lopate8th
Benjamin Mercer3rd
Angelo MureddaUnranked
Adam NaymanUnranked
Amy Nicholson1st
Michelle OrangeUnranked
John Oursler6th
Keith Phipps8th
James QuandtUnranked
Nathan Rabin5th
Nicolas RapoldUnranked
Vadim Rizov10th
James Rocchi3rd
Nick Schager1st
Andrew Schenker6th
Alan ScherstuhlUnranked
Dana Stevens4th
Luke Y. Thompson5th
Scott Tobias10th
Dave WhiteUnranked

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How the Film Poll Works

This year, 96 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.

Update: A correction — and an upset! We originally listed Oscar Isaac of Inside Llewyn Davis as the winner in our film poll's best actor category. According to our first round of poll math, he had just barely edged out Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave. After publishing the results, we discovered that we had missed three misspellings of Ejiofor's name in critics' ballots, which meant three Ejiofor votes weren't added to the actor's official total.

After a few more rounds of bug-stomping -- you wouldn't believe how many ways critics can spell names like "Scarlett Johansson" or "Adèle Exarchopoulos" -- we're pleased to announce that Ejiofor has edged out Isaac by two votes, proving once again that poor Llewyn Davis just can't win. Thanks again to everyone who voted. The Voice regrets the error.

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