Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste won the Oscar for Best Original Score at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards for their work on the Pixar film Soul.
The win put a cap on a successful awards season for Reznor, Ross and Batiste, who also won the Golden Globe for Best Original Score for Soul. In September 2020, Reznor and Ross would also win the Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special for their work on HBO's Watchmen. Reznor and Ross won their first Academy Award in 2011 for Best Original Score for The Social Network.
While Reznor is certainly no stranger to the world of film and television score writing, most still know him best as the creative force behind Nine Inch Nails. As a result, when Reznor won his second Oscar, plenty of people took to Twitter to point out just how wild it is to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on the prestigious award show stage. Here are some of the best reactions and (very) funny jokes.
Quantum Leaping to tell a guy in a record store in 1997 that Trent Reznor is winning his second Oscar and this time it's for working with the Toy Story guys— Zack Budryk (@BudrykZack) April 26, 2021
I wanna tell someone who just watched NIN at Woodstock ‘94 that Trent Reznor would eventually stack multiple Oscars on his shelf.— Robert Mays (@robertmays) April 26, 2021
“Two-time Academy Award Winner Trent Reznor” pic.twitter.com/a9sJ96tFnW— Corbin Reiff (@CorbinReiff) April 26, 2021
Periodic reminder that Trent Reznor is a Tony away from an EGOT. The only solution is PRETTY HATE MACHINE: THE MUSICAL— kevin white (@kwhitesays) April 26, 2021
90s Trent Reznor:— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) April 26, 2021
"Head like a hole, Black as your soul
I'd rather die than give you control"
2021: wins Oscar for a Disney movie. pic.twitter.com/ygaJFJZPjM
Trent Reznor (holding his Oscar): I wanna thank you like an animal.— Matt Lieb? (@mattlieb) April 26, 2021
“Bow down before the one you serve, *I’m* going to get what *I* deserve!” - Trent Reznor accepting his Oscar. Is that what happened I saw he won— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) April 26, 2021
Missed opportunity to hear Trent Reznor say “Nine Inch Nailed-it.”— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) April 26, 2021
“We got an award!”—Every Gen Xer seeing Trent Reznor— Amina Akhtar (@Drrramina) April 26, 2021
trent reznor has also won Best Picture pic.twitter.com/JwOygQNzCg— Patrick Cosmos (@veryimportant) April 26, 2021