Trent Reznor wins Golden Globe; can he make it two?
Last night the Golden Globes were on, and they were the usual hodgepodge of stuffy celebrity worship and too long speeches mixed in with some awesomely snide remarks from host Ricky Gervais. But there was one category for which I was particularly interested in seeing the outcome – Best Original Score.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were nominated for this award for their spectacular scoring of the equally spectacular film The Social Network (which coincidentally also brought home the award for Best Motion Picture). They were up against the likes of other heavy hitters like Danny Elfman (Alice in Wonderland), A.R. Rahman (127 Hours), and Hans Zimmer (Inception). To me, it seemed like a no-brainer (although to be fair, I’ve yet to see 127 Hours or The King’s Speech). Still, movie scores are rarely as lush and beautiful as Reznor and Ross’ The Social Network.
So it was pretty satisfying to see the voters get it right on this one (Come on, people! Glee over 30 Rock and The Big Bang Theory!?).
And now Reznor has announced that he and Ross will be scoring another sure-to-be-huge movie – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – with a focus on stringed instruments instead of programmed beats. Can anyone say “back-to-back”?
In other awesome Reznor news, he’s currently at work on the full-length debut album from his group How To Destroy Angels as well as a deluxe reissue of Nine Inch Nails’ The Fragile.