His recent Emmy Award win places Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor near unlikely company among showbiz greats.
Like me, did you first learn about the prestigious EGOT from Tracy Morgan’s character on 30 Rock? Those rare entertainers who have won showbusiness’ most prestigious awards for work in television (Emmys), music (Grammys), film (Oscars/Academy Awards), and stage (Tonys)?
Last night, their work on HBO’s Watchmen earned Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross an Emmy Award for Best Score.
Trent notched his first Grammy relatively early in his career. The blistering track “Wish” from Nine Inch Nails’ flawless Broken EP won Best Metal Performance in 1992.
His Oscar came from composing the score for The Social Network with collaborator Atticus Ross.
This means Trent just needs a Tony Award to complete the coveted EGOT cycle. Only 16 people have ever won all four awards. Atticus Ross, included, since the pair shared a Grammy Award in 2013 for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo soundtrack. In the future, the two could share a metaphorical room with the likes of Aubrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, and Andrew Lloyd Webber!
Coming soon… HAPPINESS IN SLAVERY: The Musical? Or how about Star****ers, Inc? That would be a great title to read on a Broadway marquee.