Film Poll 2012
Beasts of the Southern Wild25
Neighboring Sounds7
In the Family5
How to Survive a Plague4
Safety Not Guaranteed3
Only The Young2
Room 2372
You Are Here2
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry1
Beasts Of The Southern Wild1
Beyond the Black Rainbow1
Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods1
Fill The Void1
Gimme The Loot1
Girl Walk//All Day1
Hotel Transylvania1
In My Mother's Arms1
It's Such a Beautiful Day1
Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present1
Not Fade Away1
Only the Young1
Project X1
Robot & Frank1
Sound of My Voice1
Sound of Noise1
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye1
The Snowtown Murders1
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie1
Two Years at Sea1
Wreck-It Ralph1

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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 12 categories. 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.

A film is eligible only in the year that it was first distributed in the U.S. For the category of Best Undistributed Film, only those films from the past 12 months that have yet to secure a theatrical distributor were eligible (as opposed to those films with distributors that simply won't be released until next year).

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