Film Poll 2014

Votes by Gerald Peary
The Arts Fuse


Best Film

Best Actor

1. Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
2. Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
3. Viggo Mortensen, Two Faces of January

Best Actress

1. Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
2. Kristen Wiig, The Skeleton Twins
3. Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Supporting Actress

1. Rene Russo, Nightcrawler
2. Laura Dern, Wild
3. Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer

Best Supporting Actor

1. Jeff Goldblum, Le Week-End
2. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
3. Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

Best Undistributed Film

1. Tiger Tail in Blue
2. Lost in the Bewilderness

Best Director

Andrey Zvyagintsev,

Best Screenplay

Nightcrawler

Best Documentary

The Overnighters

Best First Feature

Nightcrawler

Worst Film

Birdman

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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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