The results of the Village Voice’s annual film poll have just been published, and as with Indiewire’s poll (and just about every other), Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” took the top spot, as well as Best Director and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette. The results in other categories frequently parallel the Indiewire polls, which was started by former Voice Film Editor Dennis Lim in 2007, although they have frequently diverged in past years. “CITIZENFOUR” won Best Documentary, “The Babadook” took Best First Feature, Marion Cotillard won Best Actress. The Voice poll combined votes from Cotillard’s performances in “Two Days, One Night” and “The Immigrant,” giving her a huge first-place victory, while in Indiewire’s poll, she finished first and fifth. Voice editor Alan Scherstuhl said that had they not combined votes, Cotillard would have taken both first and second place.
Other categories: J.K. Simmons for Supporting Actor in “Whiplash,” check; Wes Anderson, Best Screenplay for “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” check. The biggest surprise was “Nightcrawler’s” Jake Gyllenhaal edging out “The Grand Budapest Hotel’s” Ralph Fiennes for Best Actor, with 53 points on 25 ballots, versus 51 and 22 for Fiennes. That’s out of 84 critics total, myself included.
We’ll pore over the results in greater detail tomorrow, but here’s the lowdown:
Best Film: “Boyhood”
Best Director: Richard Linklater “Boyhood”
Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night” and “The Immigrant”
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Best Screenplay: Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Best Documentary: “CITIZENFOUR”
Best First Feature: “The Babadook”
Best Animated Feature: “The LEGO Movie”
Worst Film: “Interstellar”
Movie Everyone Is Wrong About: “Birdman”