Published Feb 27, 2011Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have taken the award for Best Original Score at the 83rd annual Academy Awards. Of course, this is for their highly praised musical work on The Social Network, which found also found the Nine Inch Nails mastermind and Ross winning a Golden Globe for their score.
In Reznor's acceptance speech on Sunday night (February 27), he said, "Wow, is this really happening? When we finished work on The Social Network, we were very proud of our work and happy just to be involved in this film. To be standing up here in this company is humbling and flattering beyond words."
Indeed, Reznor and Ross were up against some heavy competition: John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon), Hans Zimmer (Inception), Alexandre Desplat (The King's Speech) and A.R. Rahman (127 Hours).
With any luck, Reznor and Ross will have similar success with their next project: the score for the forthcoming American rework of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is being helmed by The Social Network director David Fincher. That film is due for release on December 21.
UPDATE: In the video below, you can watch the acceptance speech. Oh, and Reznor has given us an status report on How to Destroy Angels, telling Billboard, "I just finished recording a How to Destroy Angels project with my wife. We have to mix it. [It will be out in the] early fall, most likely."