"Wow, is this really happening?" Reznor remarked when he first stepped to the microphone to accept his Oscar, a sentiment he was still feeling backstage as he tweeted, "HOLY S--- doesn't seem enough..." (Reznor shared a similar backstage tweet following his Golden Globes win.) Reznor defeated past Oscar-winning composers Hans Zimmer ("Inception") and A.R. Rahman ("127 Hours"), and four-time Oscar-nominated Alexandre Desplat ("The King's Speech") to take home the award for "The Social Network," marking one of the few times during that 83rd annual Academy Awards that "The Social Network" actually beat out "The King's Speech" in a category.
It's safe to say that the bar has impossibly been raised for Reznor as he begins work on his follow-up score to "The Social Network," but there will be no downward spiral this time around: Reznor has revealed that he'll reunite with director David Fincher to compose the music for the upcoming adaptation of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," due out later this year and setting the stage for a repeat appearance for Reznor at next year's Oscars.
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- Trent Reznor
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