Film Poll 2014

Votes by Matthew Wilder
Towards a Simian Cinema (blogspot)

Best Film

Best Actor

1. Wallace Shawn, A Master Builder
2. Michael Keaton, Birdman
3. Jesse Eisenberg, Night Moves

Best Actress

1. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
2. Kristen Stewart, Camp X Ray
3. Mila Kunis, Third Person

Best Supporting Actress

1. Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer
2. Emma Stone, Birdman
3. Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Supporting Actor

1. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
2. Harvey Keitel, The Congress
3. Edward Norton, Birdman

Best Undistributed Film

1. Welcome to New York
2. Jauja
3. From What Is Before

Best Director

Jean-Luc Godard,

Best Screenplay

A Master Builder

Best Documentary

National Gallery

Best First Feature


Best Animated Feature

Rocks in My Pockets

Worst Film

The Grand Budapest Hotel

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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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