first off, way to go on isolating one word from my post and imply that it was my entire point of view. in my praise of a serious man i mentioned 3 different qualities it had that WTWTA didn't. sure ya I'm attacking hipsterdom, but it wasn't the backbone of my argument. hipster or not, clearly the culture surrounding the movie/trailer/music has influenced the voting. it's not unlike blind bidding on Paul Thomas Anderson and not looking at the piece itself, something you can't deny exists on this site. it's a political choice, not a choice based on the merit of the trailer IMO. what I'm doing is separating overt gushing from what seems like deductive reasoning (i admit my own). it's a typical trailer that offers nothing interesting beyond the contemporary flourishes it tacks on, as picolas stated astutely. taste is subjective, but i wouldn't be surprised if in 5 to 10 years time 1/2 of the voters regret their choice.
when i wrote shame on you i did it lightheartedly, sorry if it cut deep.
Actually an interesting experiment would be to take the awards from 2004 or earlier and redo it, see how the voting would go. see if in one or two categories the winner didn't stand the test of time, that emotion and hype influenced decisions rather than the merits of the material/performance. i would totally be part of said trail if XIXAX supported it.