Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have picked up their first Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special after their work for HBO’s Watchmen was rightly recognised. It not only signifies the first win for the duo at the Emmys but pushes Reznor and Ross close to EGOT status.
The two members of Nine Inch Nails worked on the series over the previous years with their song ‘It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice’ for the series’ first episode won it, triumphing over Hollywood, Little Fires Everywhere, Mrs. America and Unorthodox.
Reznor and Ross were up for two awards on the night. As well as Outstanding Music Composition they were nominated for Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics for the song ‘The Way It Used To Be’. Labrinth took home that gong.
“I’d like to thank the Television Academy for the recognition—it means a lot to us and we truly appreciate it,” Reznor said. “We’re very proud to be involved with a show this relevant, smart, and daring. We were changed and affected by working on this and it’s great to see it resonate with the world at large.
“Thank you Damon Lindelof for assembling such a talented group of collaborators and providing us such a broad canvas to paint on. And lastly thanks very much to our families for tolerating us spending some long weeks and months in this cave. We love you, and thank you.”
The award pushed Reznor and Ross towards the legendary EGOT status, now just a Tony award away from achieving it. It’s no mean feat and one which would confirm the duo as landmark musicians of their generation.