Film Poll 2014

Votes by Melissa Anderson

Best Film

Best Actor

1. David Oyelowo, Selma
2. Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
3. Chadwick Boseman, Get On Up

Best Actress

1. Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
2. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
3. Emmanuelle Devos, Violette

Best Supporting Actress

1. Carmen Ejogo, Selma
2. Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice
3. Nina Hoss, A Most Wanted Man

Best Supporting Actor

1. Niels Arestrup, The French Minister
2. Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice
3. Patrick d'Assumcao, Stranger by the Lake

Best Undistributed Film

1. Miss and the Doctors
2. For the Plasma
3. Age of Panic

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson,

Best Screenplay

Inherent Vice

Best Documentary


Best First Feature

The Babadook

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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