Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Win Best Original Score Oscar, Capping Success Streak


Composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross took home an Academy Award Sunday for Best Original Score for their work on the Pixar animated film Soul. 

The Nine Inch Nails duo shared their Oscar win with composer Jon Batiste. Reznor and Ross have been on a hot streak this award season.  They secured Best Original Score, along with Batiste, for Soul at The Golden Globes, The Critics’ Choice Awards, The BAFTAs, the Annie Awards and the Society of Composers & Lyricists. The latest win marks a return to the Oscars stage, after taking home the statuette for their original score to David Fincher’s The Social Network in 2011.

The duo’s Mank score, meanwhile, was also nominated for a Golden Globe, a BAFTA Award, a Critics’ Choice Award and the SCL Awards for Best Original Score. Reznor and Ross also earned a nomination for Mank for Best Original Song at the SCL Awards for their song, “(If Only You Could) Save Me.”

Reznor and Ross won numerous regional film critic awards this season on behalf of Soul including the Boston Online Film Critics Association, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, New York Film Critics Association Awards and the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, among several others.

Reznor and Ross’ work on Mank and Soul was also acknowledged by The Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) which also gave them the “Artisan Achievement Award” for their work on Soul and Mank at the 4th Annual HCA Awards Ceremony last March.