Film Poll 2014
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ACTOR VOTES MENTIONS
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler5325
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel5122
Michael Keaton, Birdman4017
Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner3716
Tom Hardy, Locke3516
David Oyelowo, Selma2110
Chadwick Boseman, Get On Up158
Haluk Bilginer, Winter Sleep158
Brendan Gleeson, Calvary156
Jack O'Connell, Starred Up137
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything136
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice127
Joaquin Phoenix, The Immigrant126
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game95
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher95
Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange86
Macon Blair, Blue Ruin84
Philip Seymour Hoffman, A Most Wanted Man84
Ben Affleck, Gone Girl74
John Lithgow, Love Is Strange74
Bill Hader, The Skeleton Twins63
Jason Schwartzman, Listen Up Philip54
Jesse Eisenberg, Night Moves54
Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher43
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash42
Lee Kang-Sheng, Stray Dogs42
Miles Teller, Whiplash42
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper32
Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood32
Oscar Isaac, A Most Violent Year32
Brontis Jodorowsky, Dance of Reality31
Dan Stevens, The Guest31
Guy Pierce, The Rover31
Jude Law, Dom Hemingway31
Lee Kang-sheng, Stray Dogs31
Mathieu Amalric, The Blue Room31
Michel Lonsdale, Gebo and the Shadow31
Nicolas Cage, Joe31
Stephen Cone, Ellie Lumme31
Tom Hardy, The Drop31
Wallace Shawn, A Master Builder31
Benicio Del Toro, Jimmy P.21
Fabrice Luchini, Bicycling with Moliere21
Irrfan Khan, The Lunchbox21
Steve Coogan, Alan Patridge: Alpha Papa21
Vicenc  Altaio, The Story of My Death21
Willis Earl Beal, Memphis21
Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jodorowsky's Dune11
Andre Benjamin, Jimi: All Is by My Side11
Chadwick Boseman, Interstellar11
Irffan Khan, The Lunchbox11
Jack O'Connell, Starred Up11
James McAvoy, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them11
Jan Bijvoet, Borgman11
Jeremy Renner, Kill the Messenger11
Johannes Kuhnke, Force Majeure11
John Hawkes, Low Down11
Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies11
Masaharu Fukuyama, Like Father, Like Son11
Tom Hiddleston, Only Lovers Left Alive11
Tom Hiddleston, Archipelago11
Tzahi Grad, Big Bad Wolves11
Viggo Mortensen, Two Faces of January11

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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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