Trent Reznor Says He’d Rather Be Nominated For An Oscar Than Win A “Bulls*** Grammy”

In a new feature with the Hollywood Reporter, Trent Reznor, frontman for Nine Inch Nails, voiced his displeasure when it comes to the Grammys:

“Having won a couple Grammys for stupid shit — 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? 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.”

In related Reznor news, in a new interview with HitFix to discuss Gone Girl, Trent Reznor talked about his process in creating music with collaborator Atticus Ross for Nine Inch Nails and film scores:

“For us the hardest part is we start by thinking quite a lot, and thinking what not to do. In other words, it’s two guys in a room, filled with gadgets, and we have access to great ideas, and we have a bunch of ideas. What do we take off the table?”

Reznor added, “We found that by creating some limitations, we end up focusing on the result. It gives different projects, may it be Nine Inch Nails projects or different films, the goal is it has its own identity, so it doesn’t just feel like more crap we’ve churned out with the title on it.”