Trent Reznor's always had a counter-cultural attitude and he's never been a big fan of how the Grammy ceremony is run
so it's probably of little surprise that he hates the whole idea of the award, too. "Having won a couple Grammys for stupid shit Best Metal Performance it's hard to feel good about the integrity of that," he told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week. And who can blame him? These are the same goons who once awarded Jethro Tull and not Metallica an award for "Metal Album of the Year," for Christ's sake! So now Reznor joins, well,just about everybody with taste, in denouncing the Grammy's for the ugly sham they are. And good riddance.
Slightly more baffling is his recognition of the Oscars as a worthwhile award. "When the Oscar nomination [for The Social Network] came upit felt like it's coming from a more sincere pedigree." Now, he does acknowledge that this might not be some kind of a bias on his part ("I don't know if it's because I'm older"), but that line of logic doesn't exactly follow. And the Oscars aren't exactly innocent of the same kind of industry blindness that motivates the Grammy's, either: it's no secret that many film critics have been more than a little disdainful of the Oscars in their time. Oh well; I still love you, Mr. Reznor, lapse in judgment aside.