Trent Reznor Nominated For An Oscar

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were nominated for an Academy Award for the score to David Fincher's "The Social Network."

Trent Reznor Nominated For An Oscar
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On Tuesday, Trent Reznor and his longtime collaborator Atticus Ross were nominated for an Academy Award for the score to David Fincher's "The Social Network," which is also up for seven other Oscars. They're fresh off picking up a Golden Globe for the music, a success the Nine Inch Nails main man was clearly surprised by: On his Twitter account shortly after that announcement, he posted a concise, two-word victory speech: "Holy s---!" Reznor and Ross aren't exactly a shoo-in to walk away with the prize, given that the category is consistently competitive. This year, the other nominees include Hans Zimmer for "Inception," A. R. Rahman for "127 Hours," John Powell - the only composer in the list not nominated for a Golden Globe - for "How to Train Your Dragon" and Alexandre Desplat for "The King's Speech." Rahman was also nominated in the Best Original Song for "If I Rise," which he worked on with Dido and Rollo Armstrong. Cher's "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me Yet," the "Burlesque" song that won at the Golden Globes, did not receive a nomination. Reznor is already at work on a soundtrack for a new film, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," also directed by Fincher. It's scheduled to be released in December. Thanks for the report to Spinner.com.

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    Coolpix56
    Sweet! The man deserves one, even if he wasn't involved in the Film Industry. I hope he wins it.
    Sam Wotrey
    IRONMAIDENTLICA wrote: jetfuel495 wrote: I approve of this. I hope he wins, but part of me knows Inception will be tough to beat. All I remember of music from inception was that "BWAHHHHHNNNNN" sound everytiime something happened...like when the train just randomly went apeshit through town.... ..... BWWWWAAAAHHHHHNNNNN
    BUM BUM bumbumbumbumbumbum BUM BUM bumbumbumbumbumbum BUM BUM bumbumbumbumbumbum BWAHHHHHNNNNN
    ahiddenmexican
    i haven't seen the social network, but that would be really cool if he won. on a side note, i really like how modern artists are getting into movie soundtracks; reznor, jonny greenwood, daft punk, etc. it adds a little bit of uniqueness to the movies to hear compositions by these artists whose music would never be anywhere near most movie soundtracks before
    Shread_6009
    lostinflames : what about daft punk doing the music for tron????? i still think that movie was better than most everything out this year....
    meh, tron wasn't that great a movie, a recycled, slow moving plot, some really cool effects and The Dude's epicness was all it had. but not being a fan of techno i can't say wether or not it should win an oscar, though i guess i'll give them the benefit of the doubt
    americnidiot
    The soundtrack is amazing, so this is well deserved. The score complements every scene extraordinarily.
    shred_wizzard
    I love trent's music, and the score was great, but really didn't fit with the movie and was often distracting...so it kinda doesn't deserve to win
    americnidiot
    sorry for the d.p., but those arguing about movies, this isn't "best movie" or it would be called that. the movie being alright helps the score gain some recognition, but that's not what it should be based on.
    Shoegaze
    The other nominees are the same as the Golden Globes other than Alice in Wonderland/How to Train Your Dragon (lol) so I think he might be in with a good chance. Also... "shoo-in"...? :|
    RKOStyles
    Good for Trent, he deserves it.....nice to see he's finally get some recognition.So I guess this means no new NIN until 2013
    Kenjisan231
    I didn't even know he was doing the music for the movie until I saw it in theaters, it was a great score all around and it really set the mood for the movie appropriately. He really does deserve this, however the Oscars like many other award ceremonies have little rhyme or reason so who knows.
    JazzNick67
    lostinflames wrote: what about daft punk doing the music for tron????? i still think that movie was better than most everything out this year....
    From a Daft Punk fan since Homework, I think that the Tron soundtrack was disappointing as music coming from Daft Punk, and an average movie soundtrack. As for Trent and The Social Network soundtrack, while I think that it was a very cool, I'm not sure if it can beat Inception's soundtrack.
    HandofPablo
    Allriiigh go Reznor and Ross!! also were there any Rock musicians before TR and AR that were nominated for globe's or oscar's? The article doesn't mention the fact.
    BobMarleysGhost
    Good for Trent, it must be quite surreal to have been nominated, but I think Powell's score was by far the best this year. I haven't seen The Social Network, but weren't most of the cues reused material from "Ghosts I-IV"? It seems odd that Black Swan would be disqualified for using existing music when they let this slide.
    clincher09
    The Inception soundtrack was great, but nothing near as original as the soundtrack for The Social Network.
    Shawn1379
    EpsilonJSTC wrote: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is in production? I'm confused. The movie and it's sequels have been showing at the UVic theater at least once a month since the start of the school year.
    That's the Swedish version. The movie is being remade in America.
    CJMusics
    Go Trent and Atticus wooo! tough competition though i have to say. but they deserve it.
    shreducator
    On his Twitter account shortly after that announcement, he posted a concise, two-word victory speech : "Holy s---!" Hahaha, this cracked me up.
    Amuro Jay
    I approve of this. I hope he wins, but part of me knows Inception will be tough to beat.
    TheSinisterUrge
    tough competition but it's definitely a pat on the back to know that you're up for an oscar. he's got my vote
    Pagan_Poetry
    It's either Reznor and Ross, or Zimmer, who will take home the prize. Either of them are very deserving. It's a shame that the Academy, and all other awards shows, are so strict with this category (rightfully so, though). Black Swan had the soundtrack of the year, but contains parts of Swan Lake, thus deeming it to be not a fully composed "original" soundtrack. You gotta admit, making a new song out of Swan Lake's theme backwards is pretty rad. Either way, best of luck to Reznor and Ross, and Zimmer. I kind of want Reznor and Ross to win, though.
    Pan-Tallica
    jetfuel495 wrote: I approve of this. I hope he wins, but part of me knows Inception will be tough to beat.
    If he doesn't get the Oscar, The King's Speech will. Trust me.
    IRONMAIDENTLICA
    jetfuel495 wrote: I approve of this. I hope he wins, but part of me knows Inception will be tough to beat.
    All I remember of music from inception was that "BWAHHHHHNNNNN " sound everytiime something happened...like when the train just randomly went apeshit through town.... ..... BWWWWAAAAHHHHHNNNNN
    mckenna64
    it's going to be tough against hans zimmer, but he did a great job on the social network. the movie itself totally surprised me, as i thought it would suck hard when first announced but it turned out really good. if you don't like facebook like me you will more likely than not still enjoy the film. i have yet to see the kings speech and black swan, but will definitely be getting the blu rays once released.
    darth awsome
    I love the Inception soundtrack and The Social Network. They should split the oscar in 2 and give it to both of them.
    im not mental
    i didn't think they'd be elligible because they used a cover piece in the soundtrack (hall of the mountain king) but congrats!
    MoFly41
    Woo Hoo! He's going to beat Hans Zimmer. I think his score moves the film in an unbelievable way - more so than Inception. AND he won the Golden Globe. AND Roger Ebert is picking him!
    Killzark
    He'll defiantly win. he won the Golden Globe too. I hope Social Network wins best picture!
    Echoplex
    Well, he already won a Golden Globe, and he's working on Fincher's next score. It looks like a good year for Trent.
    lostinflames
    what about daft punk doing the music for tron????? i still think that movie was better than most everything out this year....
    loungeact88
    IRONMAIDENTLICA wrote: jetfuel495 wrote: I approve of this. I hope he wins, but part of me knows Inception will be tough to beat. All I remember of music from inception was that "BWAHHHHHNNNNN" sound everytiime something happened...like when the train just randomly went apeshit through town.... ..... BWWWWAAAAHHHHHNNNNN
    Haha, that actually sums it up perfectly. Inception had some good music though.
    ali.guitarkid7
    Hans Zimmer is nominated for Inception? Trent stands no chance at all, that movie score was ****ing amazing
    EpsilonJSTC
    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is in production? I'm confused. The movie and it's sequels have been showing at the UVic theater at least once a month since the start of the school year. Awesome that Trent and Atticus Ross got this nomination though. I hope either they win or Alexandre Desplait wins.
    gapazian
    Hans Zimmer did an incredible job for Inception. I'd say one of his best works yet. He should definitely win the Oscar for this. But if the Academy is dickriding The Social Network like the Golden Globes Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will get it.
    iljh
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I'm still laughing at the "BWHAAAAA" comments xD