Film Poll 2014

Votes by Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly, Village Voice

Best Film

Best Actor

1. Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Brendan Gleeson, Calvary
3. Tom Hardy, Locke

Best Actress

1. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
2. Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
3. Essie Davis, The Babadook

Best Supporting Actress

1. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
2. Marion Bailey, Mr. Turner
3. Dakota Fanning, Night Moves

Best Supporting Actor

1. Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
2. Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
3. Luke Wilson, The Skeleton Twins

Best Director

Richard Linklater,

Best Screenplay

Force Majeure

Best First Feature

The Babadook

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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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