Film Poll 2013
ACTOR
ACTOR VOTES MENTIONS
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave8139
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis7939
Joaquin Phoenix, Her6329
Robert Redford, All Is Lost5225
Bruce Dern, Nebraska2613
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street2412
Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station1910
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club189
Toni Servillo, The Great Beauty179
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips168
James Gandolfini, Enough Said105
Simon Pegg, The World's End96
Christian Bale, American Hustle95
Gael Garcia Bernal, No95
Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt94
Michael Cera, Crystal Fairy84
Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight83
Paul Eenhoorn, This Is Martin Bonner73
Miles Teller, The Spectacular Now63
Isaiah Washington, Blue Caprice53
Daniel Brühl, Rush42
Jake Gyllenhaal, Prisoners42
Sun Honglei, Drug War32
Tadashi Okuno, Like Someone in Love32
Ali Suliman, The Summit31
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Fifth Estate31
Brady Corbet, Simon Killer31
Donald Rumsfeld, The Unknown Known31
Dwayne Johnson, Pain & Gain31
Robert Wieckiewicz, Walesa: Man of Hope31
Upstream Color, Donald Rumsfeld31
Walter Saabel, The Shine of Day31
Aniello Arena, Reality21
Anwar Congo, The Act of Killing21
Daniel Radcliffe, Kill Your Darlings21
Jiang Wu, A Touch of Sin21
Josh Brolin, Oldboy21
Jude Law, Side Effects21
Kentucker Audley, Sun Don't Shine21
Maciej Stuhr, Aftermath21
Melvil Poupaud, Laurence Anyways21
Ohad Knoller, Yossi21
Philip Hochmair, The Shine of Day21
Ralph Fiennes, Invisible Woman21
Sergio Hernandez, Night Across the Street21
Steve Oram, Sightseers21
Tye Sheridan, Mud21
Vincent Lindon, Bastards21
Ali Mosaffa, The Past11
Ali Suliman, The Attack11
Bobby Sommer, Museum Hours11
Christian Bale, Out of the Furnace11
Daniel Brühl, The Fifth Estate11
Ed Harris, Sweetwater11
Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels' The Butler11
Honglei Sun, Drug War11
James Floyd, My Brother the Devil11
Johan Philip Asbaek, A Hijacking11
Mads Mikkelson, The Hunt11
Penn Badgley, Greetings From Tim Buckley11
Tony Leung Chi-Wai, The Grandmaster11
Tony Servillo, The Great Beauty11

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How the Film Poll Works

This year, 96 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.

Update: A correction — and an upset! We originally listed Oscar Isaac of Inside Llewyn Davis as the winner in our film poll's best actor category. According to our first round of poll math, he had just barely edged out Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave. After publishing the results, we discovered that we had missed three misspellings of Ejiofor's name in critics' ballots, which meant three Ejiofor votes weren't added to the actor's official total.

After a few more rounds of bug-stomping -- you wouldn't believe how many ways critics can spell names like "Scarlett Johansson" or "Adèle Exarchopoulos" -- we're pleased to announce that Ejiofor has edged out Isaac by two votes, proving once again that poor Llewyn Davis just can't win. Thanks again to everyone who voted. The Voice regrets the error.

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