Trent Reznor soundtrack gets Golden Globe nod

By | Published on Wednesday 15 December 2010

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ soundtrack to David Fincher’s Facebook movie ‘The Social Network’ has been nominated in the Best Original Score category at the Golden Globe awards, it was announced yesterday. The Nine Inch Nails frontman and his long time collaborator are up against more seasoned soundtrack writers AR Rahman (‘127 Hours’), Alexandre Desplat (‘The King’s Speech’), Danny Elfman (‘Alice In Wonderland’) and Hans Zimmer (‘Inception’).

Reznor recently told The Quietus that his first foray into soundtracks was an eye opening experience: “[It was interesting] watching how the music we made transformed this film from the rough cut we saw, which had no music, when the film felt a certain way, to seeing this whole different impression of the film come out. At first, the film felt comfortable and familiar, college kids doing their thing, fucking people over, but when we put ‘Hand Covers Bruise’ in there it felt completely different. It felt that there was something going on under the surface, it felt that there was a frailty and vulnerability to it, and I was blown away at how music could do that”.

He continued: “I knew it could, but I hadn’t been involved in putting the ingredients together and making it happen. It seemed to make people respond positively to the film and our work in it, and it has felt flattering, it has felt good, it has felt energising and I get goosebumps when I think about it. It was a nice charge that I needed – music is a powerful thing, and sometimes I forget that in my day job. It has been a great inspiration and I’m sure it’ll transfer into what we’ll do next, because it feels as if we’ve been recharged now”.

The Golden Globe ceremony is due to take place on 16 Jan at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood.