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Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll Results: Best Lead Performance

After over 50 individuals voted in IndieWire's annual Sundance Critics Poll, these are their picks for the top performances of the festival.

Timothée Chalamet

Timothée Chalamet

Daniel Bergeron

We asked critics for their favorite films and performances of Sundance 2017. For each of the seven categories, respondents ranked their picks. Results were tallied using a reverse points system (e.g. five points for 1st, four points for 2nd, three points for 3rd, etc.) – we’ve listed the top performances below. A full list of participating critics can be found here.

FULL RESULTS: Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll

1. Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name – 115
2. Danielle Macdonald, Patti Cake$ – 48
3. Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name – 33
4. Salma Hayek, Beatriz at Dinner – 29
5. Sam Elliott, The Hero – 29
6. Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West – 21
7. Haley Lu Richardson, Columbus – 21
8. Michelle Pfeiffer, Where is Kyra? – 20
9. Harris Dickinson, Beach Rats – 18
10. Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick – 18
11. Anya Taylor-Joy, Thoroughbred – 17
12. Ia Shugliashvili, My Happy Family – 17
13. Cate Blanchett, Manifesto – 16
14. Lily Collins, To the Bone – 16
15. Chanté Adams, Roxanne Roxanne – 15
16. Menashe Lustig, Menashe – 15
17. Olivia Cooke, Thoroughbred – 14
18. Alden Ehrenreich, The Yellow Birds – 12
19. Jason Mitchell, Mudbound – 12
20. Lakeith Stanfield, Crown Heights – 12
21. Margaret Qualley, Novitiate – 12
22. Fares Fares, The Nile Hilton Incident – 11
23. Casey Affleck, A Ghost Story – 10
24. Garrett Hedlund, Mudbound – 10
25. Jason Ritter, Bitch – 8
26. Jessica Williams, The Incredible Jessica James – 8
27. Brett Gelman, Lemon – 7
28. Michelle Morgan, L.A. Times – 7
29. Teresa Palmer, Berlin Syndrome – 6
30. Elizabeth Olsen, Wind River – 5
31. Jenny Slate, Landline – 5
32. Emily Browning, Golden Exits – 4
33. Jack Black, The Polka King – 4
34. Jeremy Renner, Wind River – 4
35. Kyle Mooney, Brigsby Bear – 4
36. Zoe Lister-Jones, Band Aid – 4
37. Zoey Deutch, Before I Fall – 4
38. Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out – 4

FULL RESULTS: Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll

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