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Awards Circuit believes in giving its readers a chance to weigh in on things that were going on before the internet, at least in its current state, existed.  ACCA gives you the opportunity.  It’s time to weigh in on this past year that just ended.

Down below you can vote on each of the 22 categories.  You will have six choices per category EXCEPT for Best Motion Picture where you are given ten choices plus a “write-in” for any film or performance that isn’t listed.  You will only be able to vote once so make sure you have your choices well thought-out before you click submit.

Please take note that in Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay, the same full list of films are listed but you are voting for the “original films” in Original Screenplay and “adapted” in Adapted Screenplay.

We also include some non-conventional categories like Best Cast Ensemble and Best Stunt Ensemble.



  • Steve Glansberg

    Voting for Best Actor was tough! I figured Day-Lewis would get enough votes without my help, so I put in a vote for Mads Mikkelsen from The Hunt. So weird not voting for one of the best historical imitation performances ever (I’d put it on the same level as George C. Scott’s Patton portrayal).

  • Charles

    I voted for:

    Argo – BP
    Ben Affleck – BD
    Lerman – BLA
    Winstead – BLAC
    Hoffman – BSA
    Adams – BSPAC
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Ensemble

    I forgot the rest…

  • Nominations were one vote per person. This seems to be vote as often as you want. Is that correct?:

    • No. You can only vote one time. The poll won’t accept any more votes from the same person.

  • Tyler

    It wont let me vote. The last few ballots starting with Art direction do not have a VOTE button

  • Tyler

    Still wouldnt let me vote. I refreshed and everything. Went on mobile, etc

  • Will Holston

    I hope everyone re listens to the Pleasantville score before the vote.

  • Troy F

    My personal/hopeful 2014 ACCA winners:

    Best Picture: Birdman
    Best Director: Linklater
    Best Actress: Pike
    Best Actor: Keaton
    Best Sup Actress: Chastain – Most Violent Year
    Best Sup Actor: JK Simmons, Hawke is close 2nd
    Org Screenplay: Boyhood
    Adpt Screenplay: Gone Girl
    Cinematography: Birdman
    Editing: Birdman
    Production Design: Grand Budapest
    Costume Design: Grand Budapest
    Visual Effects: Guardians of the Galaxy
    Sound: Whiplash
    Score: Birdman
    Animated: Tale of Princess Kaguya
    Makeup: Guardians of the Galaxy
    Costumes: Grand Budapest
    Foreign film: Ida
    Doc: Life Itself

  • Phillip Milner

    I’m more than a little upset that I had to write in The Raid 2 🙁

  • Max Conoley

    Best Picture: A Most Violent Year
    (Runner Up: Nightcrawler)
    Best Director: J. C. Chandor – A Most Violent Year
    (Runner Up: Alejandro G. Inarritu – Birdman)
    Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
    (Runner Up: Tom Hardy – Locke)
    Best Actress: Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
    (Runner Up: Robin Wright – The Congress)
    Best Supporting Actor – Edward Norton – Birdman
    (Runner Up: James Gandolfini – The Drop)
    Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
    (Runner Up: Rene Russo – Nightcrawler)
    Best Original Screenplay: Birdman
    (Runner Up: Locke)
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Gone Girl
    (Runner Up: Whiplash)
    Best Film Editing: Birdman
    (Runner Up: Whiplash)
    Best Cinematography: Birdman
    (Runner Up: Foxcatcher
    Best Sound Design: Whiplash
    (Runner Up: Into the Woods)
    Best Production Design: Into the Woods
    (Runner Up: The Grand Budapest Hotel)
    Best Costume Design: Into the Woods
    (Runner Up: The Grand Budapest Hotel)
    Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Into the Woods
    (Runner Up: Foxcatcher)
    Best Visual Effects: Edge of Tomorrow
    (Runner Up:

  • Nick Fraser

    I still can’t find where to vote…

  • jmlatinsir

    Don’t understand the screenplay selections: e.g. Into The Woods is both in the adapted and the original… some others like that?????

    • Isaac Richter

      All of them are like that (it’s the same list for both). They really should sort those two out…

  • Trying very hard to get interested in this year but none of the films, while quite good, rise to the level of “Must Win” for me. My favorite of the year so far is The Imitation Game but I don’t expect it to register with the voters.