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Trent Reznor Wins Oscar for 'The Social Network'

Reznor and his collaborator Atticus Ross win for Best Original Score

February 27, 2011 9:55 PM ET
Trent Reznor Wins Oscar for 'The Social Network'
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Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor has won his first Academy Award. Reznor and his frequent collaborator Atticus Ross won the Oscar for Best Original Score for The Social Network, the duo's inaugural project as composers for film.

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This is not the first major award Reznor and Ross have won for their work on The Social Network. They previously took home awards for Best Score from the Golden Globes, the Los Angeles Film Critics Society, Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Boston Society of Film Critics, among others.

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Reznor and Ross are already locked in for another collaboration with The Social Network director David Fincher -- they are set to compose the score for his American film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's hit book The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The two are also in the process of recording the first full-length album by their band How to Destroy Angels.

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