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2014 ballot for Jim Ridley

Best Picture

  • Boyhood 20
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 20
  • Two Days, One Night 20
  • The Guest 10
  • The Babadook 5
  • Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 5
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 5
  • A Most Violent Year 5
  • Nightcrawler 5
  • Norte, the End of History 5

Best Director

  • Jennifer Kent, The Babadook 15
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood 15
  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel 15
  • Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Two Days, One Night 15
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 10
  • James Gray, The Immigrant 8
  • Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner 7
  • Matt Reeves, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 5
  • J.C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year 5
  • Lav Diaz, Norte, the End of History 5

Best Actress

  • Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night 20
  • Essie Davis, The Babadook 20
  • Paulina García, Gloria 15
  • Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant 10
  • Rosario Dawson, Top Five 10
  • Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year 5
  • Emmanuelle Seigner, Venus in Fur 5
  • Reese Witherspoon, Wild 5
  • Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars 5
  • Robin Wright, The Congress 5

Best Actor

  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler 15
  • Michael Keaton, Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 15
  • Oscar Isaac, A Most Violent Year 14
  • Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel 10
  • Dan Stevens, The Guest 10
  • Noah Wiseman, The Babadook 10
  • Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner 8
  • Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood 6
  • Tom Cruise, Edge of Tomorrow 6
  • David Oyelowo, Selma 6

Best Supporting Actor

  • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood 20
  • Edward Norton, Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 20
  • David Koechner, Cheap Thrills 10
  • Bill Paxton, Edge of Tomorrow 10
  • Fabrizio Rongione, Two Days, One Night 10
  • J.B. Smoove, Top Five 10
  • Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice 5
  • Ger Duany, The Good Lie 5
  • Wendell Pierce, Selma 5
  • Cedric the Entertainer, Top Five 5

Best Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood 20
  • Emma Stone, Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 20
  • Eva Green, 300: Rise of an Empire 15
  • Agata Kulesza, Ida 10
  • Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer 10
  • Hong Chau, Inherent Vice 5
  • Laura Dern, The Fault in Our Stars 5
  • Carmen Ejogo, Selma 5
  • Shani Klein, Zero Motivation 5
  • Mia Wasikowska, Only Lovers Left Alive 5

Best Screenplay

  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel 15
  • Simon Barrett, The Guest 15
  • J.C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year 15
  • Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Two Days, One Night 15
  • Jennifer Kent, The Babadook 10
  • Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, Edge of Tomorrow 10
  • John Michael McDonagh, Calvary 5
  • Damien Chazelle, Grand Piano 5
  • Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler 5
  • Talya Lavie, Zero Motivation 5

Best Scene

  • Apes ride on San Francisco, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 10
  • Bar fight, The Guest 10
  • Finger food, Cheap Thrills 10
  • Girlfight, Zero Motivation 10
  • Keaton meets Norton, Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 10
  • Louis and Nina's date, Nightcrawler 10
  • Packing for college, Boyhood 10
  • Prison break, The Grand Budapest Hotel 10
  • "The tip of the spear," third iteration, Edge of Tomorrow 10
  • "This was very disrespectful", A Most Violent Year 10

Top Ten List

  • 1. Boyhood
  • 2. Two Days, One Night
  • 3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • 4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • 5. Birdman
  • 6. A Most Violent Year
  • 7. Norte, the End of History
  • 8. Maidan
  • 9. Nightcrawler
  • 10. The Babadook

Ratings

  • 12 O'Clock Boys 3.0
  • Addicted 1.0
  • After 1.5
  • American Sniper 2.0
  • As It Is in Heaven 2.5
  • The Babadook 3.5
  • Big Eyes 2.5
  • Big Hero 6 3.0
  • Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 3.5
  • Blue Ruin 2.5
  • Borgman 2.0
  • Boyhood 4.0
  • Brick Mansions 2.5
  • Calvary 3.5
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3.0
  • Cheap Thrills 2.5
  • Citizenfour 3.0
  • The Congress 2.0
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3.5
  • The Dog 3.0
  • The Double 3.0
  • Edge of Tomorrow 3.5
  • The Fault in Our Stars 2.5
  • Finding Vivian Maier 3.0
  • Force Majeure 3.0
  • Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2.0
  • Fury 2.5
  • Gloria 3.0
  • Godzilla 3.0
  • The Good Lie 3.0
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 4.0
  • Grand Piano 3.0
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2.5
  • The Guest 3.5
  • Hercules 3.0
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2.5
  • Ida 3.0
  • The Identical 1.0
  • I, Frankenstein 1.5
  • The Immigrant 3.5
  • Inherent Vice 2.0
  • Interstellar 3.0
  • The Interview 1.5
  • Into the Storm 2.5
  • Jodorowsky's Dune 2.5
  • Keep On Keepin' On 3.5
  • Last Days in Vietnam 3.5
  • The Lego Movie 2.5
  • Life Itself 3.0
  • Like Father, Like Son 3.0
  • Low Down 2.5
  • Lucy 2.0
  • Maidan 3.5
  • Maleficent 2.5
  • Moebius 3.0
  • The Monuments Men 2.0
  • A Most Violent Year 3.5
  • Mr. Turner 3.5
  • Need for Speed 1.5
  • Nightcrawler 3.5
  • Non-Stop 2.5
  • Norte, the End of History 3.5
  • Nymph()maniac Vol. I 3.0
  • Nymph()maniac Vol. II 2.0
  • Oculus 2.0
  • Odd Thomas 2.0
  • Only Lovers Left Alive 3.0
  • The Protector 2 2.5
  • The Purge: Anarchy 2.0
  • The Raid 2 2.0
  • Raze 2.5
  • RoboCop 2.0
  • The Rover 1.5
  • Rowdy 1.5
  • Selma 3.0
  • Snowpiercer 3.0
  • Stalingrad 2.5
  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears 2.5
  • Stranger by the Lake 3.0
  • Thou Wast Mild and Lovely 3.0
  • Top Five 3.0
  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown 2.5
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction 1.5
  • Two Days, One Night 4.0
  • Unbroken 2.0
  • Venus in Fur 3.0
  • Vic + Flo Saw a Bear 2.5
  • We Are the Best! 3.0
  • Wetlands 2.5
  • WHITEY: United States of America vs. James J. Bulger 2.5
  • Wild 3.0
  • Witching & Bitching 2.5
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 3.0
  • Zero Motivation 3.5