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Thanks to everyone who voted in the 2014 Failed Critics Awards, and especially to those of you who downloaded and listened to our end-of-year special podcast. For those of you who haven’t heard it (you seriously should – the sound is decent and everything!), here are our winners and commended losers from the year in film.

2014 Failed Critics Awards

Top Ten Films of the Year:

1. NIGHTCRAWLER

2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. Gone Girl
4. Boyhood
5. Under the Skin
6. Raid 2: Berandal, The
7. Grand Budapest Hotel, The
8. 12 Years a Slave
9=. Dallas Buyers Club
9= .Interstellar

Best Male Performance

1. JAKE GYLLENHAAL – NIGHTCRAWLER

2. Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
3. Chitiwel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

Best Female Performance

1. ROSAMUND PIKE – GONE GIRL

2. Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
3. Scarlett Johansson – Under The Skin

Best Documentary

1. LIFE ITSELF

2. An Honest Liar
3. Mistaken for Strangers

Best British Film

1. UNDER THE SKIN

2. Locke
3. Starred Up

Best Film not in the English Language

1. THE RAID 2

2=. The Attorney
2=. Two Days, One Night

Best Soundtrack

1. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

2=. Gone Girl
2=. The Guest

Worst Film

I, Frankenstein

2013 Failed Critics Awards

Top Ten(ish) Films of the Year:

1. CLOUD ATLAS

2. Gravity
3. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
4. Django Unchained
5. Pacific Rim
6. The Way, Way Back
7. Les Miserables
8. Iron Man 3
9. The Place Beyond the Pines
=10. Blue is the Warmest Colour / The World’s End / Rush

Best Performances

Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)

Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour)

Best Documentary

Blackfish

Best Film not in the English Language

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Best Soundtrack

Cloud Atlas

2012 Failed Critics Awards

Top 10 Films of the Year

1. AVENGERS ASSEMBLE

2. Skyfall
3. The Dark Knight Rises
4. Amour
5. The Raid
6. Looper
7. The Intouchables
8. Argo
9=. Rust & Bone
9=. Safety Not Guaranteed
9=. 21 Jump Street

Best Performances

Omar Sy (The Intouchables)
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

Best Foreign Language Film

The Raid

Best Soundtrack

The Dark Knight Rises – Hans Zimmer

Best Documentary

Dreams of a Life

Worst Film

Dark Shadows

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