Film Poll 2013

Votes by Richard Brody
The New Yorker


Best Film

Best Actor

1. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
2. Sergio Hernandez, Night Across the Street
3. Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Actress

1. Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color
2. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
3. Lindsay Lohan, The Canyons

Best Supporting Actress

1. Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street
2. Léa Seydoux, Blue Is the Warmest Color
3. Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actor

1. Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
2. Rob Reiner, The Wolf of Wall Street
3. Santiago Figueroa, Night Across the Street

Best Undistributed Film

1. Butter on the Latch
2. It Felt Like Love
3. Soft in the Head

Best Director

Martin Scorsese,

Best Screenplay

Night Across the Street

Best Documentary

At Berkeley

Best First Feature

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

Best Animated Feature

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

Worst Film

All Is Lost

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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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