Reznor adds an Oscar to his awards pile

By | Published on Monday 28 February 2011

Trent Reznor

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have added an Oscar to their awards haul for the soundtrack to ‘The Social Network’, having previously won the Golden Globe. The duo picked up the Best Original Score prize at last night’s film industry bash.

Reznor said: “Wow. Is this really happening? When we finished work on ‘The Social Network’, we were very proud of our work and happy to just be involved in this film, and to be standing up here in this company is humbling and flattering beyond words. I’d like to especially thank the Academy for recognising our work here, and [director] David Fincher, thank you so much for the opportunity”.

In the other main music award of the night, Randy Newman got the Best Song Oscar for ‘We Belong Together’ from ‘Toy Story 3’. He noted that the Best Song category only had four nominations, compared to five in other categories. He joked “cinematography has five, what, they couldn’t find a fifth song?” Though he noted that this is only his second Oscar win despite having received twenty nominations over the years, so he concluded he was glad the shortlist only named four contenders, because the fifth would probably have beaten him.