Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor won an Academy Award for Best Original Score on Sunday night, alongside partner Atticus Ross, for their work on David Fincher’s The Social Network.
"Wow. Is this really happening?" the Nine Inch Nails frontman asked during his acceptance speech. "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," Reznor continued. "I’d like to especially thank the Academy for recognizing our work here, and [director] David Fincher, thank you so much for the opportunity."
The competition was immensely stiff at the 83rd Academy Awards, and Reznor was clearly surprised to hear his name announced, despite being favored to win. After beating out composers John Powell for How to Train Your Dragon, Hans Zimmer for Inception, Alexandre Desplat for The King’s Speech and A.R. Rahman for 127 Hours, the industrial pioneer posted a note on Twitter similar to the one he made after landing a Golden Glob win. "HOLY S[bleep] doesn’t seem enough…" he tweeted.
Trent & Atticus have won several honors for their Social Network score, including a Golden Globe. The duo’s next scoring project is David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, based on the best-selling novel by Stieg Larsson. The film is scheduled for release in December.