I’m still working on writing up my thoughts on TRON: Legacy (which I hope to get done this week), but I had to write about this in the meantime.
At the Golden Globes last night, these films were considered for the Best Original Score Category:
- Alexandre Desplat – The King’s Speech
- Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland
- A. R. Rahman – 127 Hours
- Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network
- Hans Zimmer – Inception
With the winner of the award going to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for the Social Network.
Now, I dig Trent Reznor and I think it’s great he got recognition for his work, but why no nomination for Daft Punk and their TRON: Legacy soundtrack? I expected at least a nod of some sort?
A quick and completely unscientific Google Search and scan for “top film score 2010” comes up with about 5 out of 8 lists including the Daft Punk score, and overall impression from my circle of friends and acquaintances (I know, I know, also unscientific) include the TRON: Legacy OST as one of the best scores of recent memory.
Even critics that HATED the movie give due credit to the French duo.
But nary a simple nod in the awards? I guess it’s just as well. TRON will remain a cult favorite, with the elite clicking their tongues at anything it may spawn.