Film Poll 2014

Votes by Michael Koresky
Reverse Shot/The Criterion Collection

Best Film

Best Actor

1. Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
2. Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange

Best Actress

1. Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
2. Essie Davis, The Babadook
3. Elisabeth Moss, Listen Up Philip

Best Supporting Actress

1. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
2. Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice
3. Marisa Tomei, Love Is Strange

Best Supporting Actor

1. Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
2. Patrick d'Assumcao, Stranger by the Lake
3. Jonathan Pryce, Listen Up Philip

Best Undistributed Film

1. The Wonders
2. Black Box
3. Red Amnesia

Best Director

Richard Linklater,

Best Screenplay

Closed Curtain

Best Documentary

The Missing Picture

Best First Feature

The Babadook

Best Animated Feature

The LEGO Movie

Worst Film

The Sacrament

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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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