Film Poll 2012
Cloud Atlas4
God Bless America3
Hyde Park on Hudson3
On the Road3
What to Expect When You're Expecting3
Alex Cross2
Beasts of the Southern Wild2
Dark Shadows2
Django Unchained2
That's My Boy2
The Impossible2
The Paperboy2
This Is 402
Act of Valor1
Act Of Valor1
Addicted to Fame1
Anna Karenina1
Cosmopolis (don't come after me, R-Patz fans!)1
Damsels in Distress1
Darling Companion1
Jeff Who Lives At Home1
Life of Pi1
Man on a Ledge1
Moonrise Kingdom1
Obama's America 20161
People Like Us1
Rock of Ages1
Take This Waltz1
The Apparition1
The Cabin in the Woods1
The Comedy1
The Devil Inside1
The Dictator1
The Hobbit (48fps anti-breakthrough of the year)1
The Lorax1
The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn, Part 21
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn--Part 21

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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 12 categories. 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.

A film is eligible only in the year that it was first distributed in the U.S. For the category of Best Undistributed Film, only those films from the past 12 months that have yet to secure a theatrical distributor were eligible (as opposed to those films with distributors that simply won't be released until next year).

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