Trent Reznor at the 2012 ASCAP Pop Awards. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
This year’s primetime Grammy telecast didn’t offer much cross over action for movie fans, though there was a dash of Hollywood star power on hand two weeks before the Oscars get handed out. For those who love film music, the real excitement was at the afternoon presentation, where the prizes for “Visual Media” (allowing both movies and TV to be covered in one category) were presented.
Trent Reznor (best known as the leader of Nine Inch Nails) and Atticus Ross won the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, for their music for “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” Reznor and Ross won the Oscar for Best Score in 2011 for “The Social Network,” and while the Academy overlooked their work on “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” this was doubtless a nice consolation prize.
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Taylor Swift, who kicked off the primetime telecast with an over-the-top performance of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,”
picked up the award for Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Safe And Sound,” her collaboration with the Civil Wars from the movie “The Hunger Games.”