On Night 4 of the Creative Arts Emmys Awards, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross received their first Emmy for theirs Guardian Score that comes so much closer to the coveted EGOT.
Reznor and Ross, two of the artists in the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, received an Oscar for their score at David Fincher’s in 2011 The social network. At the 2015 Grammys, the couple shared the Best Visual Soundtrack Award, recognized for their score at Fincher’s The girl with the dragon tattoo.
“We would like to thank the television academy for the recognition. It means a lot to us and we really appreciate it, ”said Reznor in a pre-recorded acceptance speech. “We are very proud to be part of a show that is so relevant, smart and daring. We have changed and been affected by it, and it̵
Created by Damon Lindelof, based on a DC Comics series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Guardian takes place in an alternate version of the 20th century in which vigilantes – once celebrated as heroes – were banned for their violent methods of stealing justice. In this version of America, episodes of racial violence break out in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as yellow masked police officers face a white supremacist group known as the Seventh Cavalry.
The series received 26 nominations at the 72nd Emmy Awards. During Creative Arts Emmys’ first four live streams, the show also took home statuettes for cinematography, image editing, costumes, and sound mixing.