Trent Reznor reacts to Best Score nomination for 'The Social Network'
By EW Staff for EW.com on January 25, 2011
Yet Reznor hardly expected to be pick up an Oscar nomination at any point during his career. “[It] never crossed my mind,” he says. “I may have had a fantasy of directing somebody. But I donâ€™t think it ever came to the point of thinking anyone would like what Iâ€™m doing.”
Obviously, they did — and now the Golden Globe-winning musician, who has spent most of his career as a Hollywood outsider, is suddenly enjoying being on the inside. “At this point in my life, and I guess my maturity level, it doesnâ€™t feel odd,” he says. “What I think is monumental about this is, this isnâ€™t a traditional score. And the movie doesnâ€™t feel like a traditional Oscar candidate film. Itâ€™s very contemporary and the score doesnâ€™t behave like normal scores do. This wasnâ€™t like, letâ€™s make something and cater it for awards season. In all honestly, if youâ€™d have told me a year ago [that Iâ€™d be nominated], I would never have believed you. We didnâ€™t go into it with that mindset at all.”