Film Poll 2014

Votes by Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Best Film

Best Actor

1. Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
2. Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange

Best Actress

1. Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
2. Essie Davis, The Babadook
3. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin

Best Supporting Actress

1. Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer
2. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
3. Ruth Sheen, Mr. Turner

Best Supporting Actor

1. Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
2. Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice
3. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Director

Richard Linklater,

Best Screenplay

Love Is Strange

Best Documentary

Jodorowsky's Dune

Best First Feature


Best Animated Feature

The LEGO Movie

Worst Film


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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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