Film Poll 2013
UNDISTRIBUTED FILM
UNDISTRIBUTED FILM VOTES MENTIONS
Stray Dogs2813
What Now? Remind Me157
The Strange Little Cat116
Closed Curtain107
Nobody's Daughter Haewon95
It Felt Like Love73
Our Sunhi63
The Dance of Reality63
Last Summer62
Story of My Death62
Jealousy53
Manakamana53
See You Next Tuesday53
'Til Madness Do Us Part52
Norte, the End of History52
Abuse of Weakness42
Tower42
A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness32
Club Sandwich32
Palo Alto32
A Few Hours of Spring31
Butter on the Latch31
Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari31
Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)31
Four Dogs31
Gold31
Grand Central31
May in the Summer31
Milius31
Oxyana31
Sleepless Night31
The Fifth Season31
The Missing Picture31
The Rendezvous of Deja vu (La Fille du 14 Juillet)31
The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears31
Too Much Johnson31
Video Diary of a Lost Girl31
Blind Detective22
A Spell to Ward Off The Darkness21
Alpha Papa21
Away From Here21
Baby Blues21
Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker21
Burning Bush21
Continental21
Doomsdays21
Florentina Hubaldo, CTE21
Gebo and the Shadow21
Harmony Lessons21
Hide Your Smiling Faces21
Ilo Ilo21
Joe21
La Camioneta21
La Jalousie21
Magic Magic21
Me, Myself and Mum21
Metro Manila21
Mistaken for Strangers21
Omar21
People's Park21
Pit Stop21
Rewind This!21
Salvation Army21
Swim Little Fish Swim21
Test21
The Battery21
The Congress21
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivot21
Tip Top21
When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism21
Willian and the Windmill21
Workers21
A Masque of Madness11
Attila Marcel11
Bloody Beans11
Bluebird11
Boxing Day11
Deepsouth11
Dusty Stacks of Mom11
Her Master's Voice11
In the Darkroom11
Jajouka, Something Good Comes to You11
La Imagen Arde11
Mary, Queen of Scots11
Mes Séances de Lutte (Jacques Doillon)11
Peaches Does Herself11
Revenge of the Mekons11
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic11
San Diego Surf11
Soft in the Head11
Taboor11
The Network11
The Retrieval11
The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time11
The Unspeakable Act11
Tom at the Farm11
Under the Skin11
Walesa: Man of Hope11
We Gotta Get Outta This Place11

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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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