Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Win Academy Award For The Social Network Soundtrack

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross take home Academy Award Oscar for The Social Network Soundtrack

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have won the Academy Award for their soundtrack to The Social Network.

“When we finished work on The Social Network,” said Reznor, “we were very proud of our work and happy to just be involved in this film. To be standing up here in this company is humbling and flattering beyond words.”

“I’d like to especially thank the Academy for recognizing our work here, and [director] David Fincher, thank you so much for the opportunity,” added Reznor.

The Blade Runner Connection

Backstage, Reznor mentioned one of the inspirations for the soundtrack, Vangelis‘ iconic score to Blade Runner.

“Thankfully, David had a very clear idea of what he wanted,” said Reznor. “The only immediate direction he gave us was that there be no orchestra, be similar to Blade Runner — inhabit the same iconic quality — but not sound dated.”

“It was definitely difficult to score for a bunch of people talking in rooms. There were no landscapes, or battles scenes. It wasn’t obvious to us what shape it would have.”

Reznor & Ross have another score on their plates, David Fincher’s next film, a remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

6 thoughts on “Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Win Academy Award For The Social Network Soundtrack

  1. Trent finally gets some recognition for his 'recent' work … congrats to him and to Atticus 🙂

    Can't wait to see the 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' 🙂

  2. Congrats to both of them! And well deserved, in my opinion. I think Trent and Atticus have paved a new road for future movie scores.

    I wouldn't say they're "remaking" Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. They've said before that its simply their take on the book. I'm skeptical if it'll have as much grit as the Swedish made one, but I trust Fincher will push it as far as US cinema will let him. I look forward to the score too. I can Trent breaking out some major noises and guitars.

  3. Our Oscar party friggin' ripped apart when their names were announced! I am extremely happy for them both for they really deserved the acknowledgment for their magnificient work. It truly was the best achievement in music written for motion pictures this year.

    Congratulations! I hope we'll be hearing more of your work in the future.

  4. I can honestly say that I have never seen Jordan Rudess in the same room as a guy called 'Synthhead' – have you?

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