Film Poll 2014

Votes by Eugene Hernandez
Film Society of Lincoln Center

Best Film

Best Actor

1. Jack O'Connell, Starred Up
2. David Oyelowo, Selma
3. Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice

Best Actress

1. Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive
2. Tessa Thompson, Dear White People
3. Jenny Slate, Obvious Child

Best Supporting Actress

1. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
2. Carmen Ejogo, Selma
3. Andrea Suarez Paz, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Best Supporting Actor

1. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
2. Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
3. Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice

Best Undistributed Film

1. The Wonders
2. The Iron Ministry
3. Ventos de Agosto

Best Director

Richard Linklater,

Best Screenplay

Love Is Strange

Best Documentary


Best First Feature

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Best Animated Feature

The LEGO Movie

Worst Film

Child of God

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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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