They are recognized for the HBO series’ score and original song ‘The Way It Used To Be.’
Nine Inch Nails multipyphenates Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross earned their first Emmy nominations for the music in HBO’s limited series Watchmen.
They are nominated for original dramatic score for a limited series, movie or special; and outstanding original music and lyrics for the song “The Way it Used to Be.”
A win would take them one Tony away from EGOT status. The pair previously won an Oscar for the score of David Fincher’s The Social Network and a Grammy for the score soundtrack to Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Reznor hold two additional Grammys for Nine Inch Nails music).
The score that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross composed for HBO’s limited series “Watchmen” could be boiled down to this: It was the most Nine Inch Nails of times, it was the least Nine Inch Nails of times. Which is to say, their work on the thoughtful science-fiction drama took them as close to their rock ‘n’ roll day job (or night job, depending how you look at it) as any film or TV scoring project ever has. And then, with a nod to the show’s premise, it took them into some alternate universes. Read more on Variety.com.