Film Poll 2013
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ACTRESS VOTES MENTIONS
Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color8137
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine6428
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha5628
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight4021
Brie Larson, Short Term 123921
Amy Adams, American Hustle1810
Cristina Flutur, Beyond the Hills169
Amy Seimetz, Upstream Color158
Sandra Bullock, Gravity158
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said156
Scarlett Johansson, Her136
Anna Margaret Hollyman, White Reindeer125
Gaby Hoffmann, Crystal Fairy104
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks95
Émilie Dequenne, Our Children84
Suzanne Clément, Laurence Anyways84
Judi Dench, Philomena73
Cosmina Stratan, Beyond the Hills64
Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now64
Felicity Jones, The Invisible Woman62
Juliette Binoche, Camille Claudel 191562
Tallie Medel, The Unspeakable Act54
Bérénice Bejo, The Past53
Brie Larsen, Short Term 1252
Lake Bell, In a World52
Paulina García, Gloria52
Amy Acker, Much Ado About Nothing42
Elle Fanning, Ginger & Rosa42
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County42
Kathryn Hahn, Afternoon Delight42
Alice Lowe, Sightseers32
Hadas Yaron, Fill the Void32
Maria Hofstätter, Paradise: Faith31
Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels' The Butler31
Teresa Lyn, The We and the I31
Yingying, Three Sisters31
Yolonda Ross, Go for Sisters31
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County22
Saskia Rosendahl, Lore22
Agustina Munoz, Viola21
Barbara Sukowa, Hannah Arendt21
Bulle Ogier, Le Pont du Nord21
Carey Mulligan, Inside Llewyn Davis21
Elisa Carricajo, Viola21
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave21
Manuela Martelli, Il Futuro21
Margarete Tiesel, Paradise: Love21
Mia Wasikowska, Stoker21
Rin Takanashi, Like Someone In Love21
Rooney Mara, Side Effects21
Waad Mohammed, Wadjda21
Andrea Riseborough, Shadow Dancer11
Barbara Sukowa, Hannah Arrendt11
Brie Lawson, Short Term 1211
Jennifer Annison, We're the Millers11
Lindsay Lohan, The Canyons11
LisaGay Hamilton, Go for Sisters11
Mary Margaret O'Hara, Museum Hours11
Odante Aprille, What Maisie Knew11
Olga Kurylenko, To the Wonder11
Olivia Wilde, Drinking Buddies11
Pascale Ogier, Le Pont du Nord11
Robin Weigert, Concussion11
Zhang Ziyi, The Grandmaster11

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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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