January 24, 2012


Oscar Nominations Announced; Trent Reznor and Madonna Will Watch From Home

Jason Merritt
Jason Merritt

The Oscar nominations were announced earlier this morning and fans of Trent Reznor, who won his first Academy Award last year for his score of The Social Network, may want to sit down before reading any further.

The NIN frontman got the snub for his work on David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but can now root from home for one of only two nominees in the Best Original Song category: "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets and "Real in Rio" from Rio. Based on the nominees, we can only assume had Reznor penned a song called "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," he would've had his tux dry-cleaned for next month's awards.

Surprisingly, not one of the Golden Globe nominees for Best Original Song were nominated, knocking out Lady Gaga and Elton John (Gnomeo and Juliet's "Hello Hello"), Mary J. Blige (The Help's "The Living Proof") and Chris Cornell (Machine Gun Preacher's "The Keeper"). An Oscar technicality prevented Madonna from earning a nomination for "Masterpiece" for W.E. as it wasn't the first song used on the film's credits. Madge was, however, up for Best Director for W.E., but her chances were dashed when voters actually saw the movie.

The Academy voters could've nominated up to five songs in the category, but only the two aforementioned received high enough scores. Damn, voters. Y'all are a picky crowd. Or you only see family films.

Oh, and apparently, there's also non-music categories at the Oscars. Here's the full list for you cinephile types, and those wondering if Just Go With It got that anticipated Best Picture nom.