Film Poll 2014

Votes by Tim Grierson
Screen International

Best Film

Best Actor

1. Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
3. Chadwick Boseman, Get On Up

Best Actress

1. Julianne Moore, Still Alice
2. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
3. Emmanuelle Seigner, Venus in Fur

Best Supporting Actress

1. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
2. Kristen Stewart, Still Alice
3. Kim Dickens, Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor

1. Edward Norton, Birdman
2. Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes
3. Jeff Goldblum, Le Week-End

Best Undistributed Film

1. Stray Dog
2. Approaching the Elephant
3. Challat of Tunis

Best Director

Richard Linklater,

Best Screenplay

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Documentary

The Overnighters

Best First Feature

The Strange Little Cat

Best Animated Feature

The LEGO Movie

Worst Film

I, Frankenstein

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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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