Film Poll 2013

Supporting Actress — Votes for Scarlett Johansson

CRITIC POSITION
Melissa Anderson1st
Sean Axmaker2nd
Sheila BensonUnranked
Justin Chang2nd
Jordan Cronk1st
Mike D'Angelo1st
Peter Debruge2nd
A.A. Dowd1st
David Ehrenstein1st
Annlee Ellingson2nd
Adam Kempenaar2nd
Ben Kenigsberg3rd
Peter Knegt3rd
Eric Kohn2nd
Dan Kois1st
Keith Phipps1st
Nathan Rabin1st
Mara Reinstein2nd
James Rocchi3rd
Matt Singer3rd

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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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