Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor Values Oscar Win Over Grammy Awards
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Reznor stated, "Having won a couple Grammys for stupid s--t -- Best Metal Performance -- it's hard to feel good about the integrity of that. If that's how much you're paying attention to what you're giving out, why should I think that really means anything?"
He went on to add, "When the Oscar [nomination] came up, it felt very different. I can't tell if that's because I'm older or it felt like it's coming from a more sincere pedigree. … And particularly in a field we'd just gotten into, to see that, 'Hey, you think [we] deserve this?' It felt nice."
There's probably no love lost between Reznor and the Grammys after this year's debacle. Reznor was part of a show-closing performance that also included Queens of the Stone Age and Lindsey Buckingham, but the performance was cut way short as the show had run long and credits ran over the top of the collaborative set.
An angry Reznor tweeted after the event, "Music's biggest night … to be disrespected. A heartfelt F--- YOU guys." After the snub, Reznor stated that the appearance was "an utter waste of time," adding, "What we weren't expecting was that level of insult." The vocalist thought the performance was great until learning that the performance was cut short and a Delta commercial ran over the top of it. Reznor added, "I don't regret that we did it, but I would never -- in any situation -- ever consider possibly patronizing that event in any form? Absolutely not."
Meanwhile, it's been a much more positive experience for Reznor with film award shows, as he and partner Atticus Ross won an Oscar for their work on 'The Social Network.' They were also nominated for a Golden Globe for their work on 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' and most recently they composed the score to the hit film 'Gone Girl.'