The nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards were announced today, and Trent Reznor is nowhere to be found. The winner of last year’s Best Original Score had made the Oscar shortlist for his latest effort, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. However, Reznor is not among the five finalists in this year’s category. Instead, nominees include John Williams (The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse), Ludovic Bource (The Artist), Howard Shore (Hugo), and Alberto Inglesias (Tinker Tailor Solider Spy).
Other notable omissions include The National, Zooey Deschanel, and Jónsi, all of who were on the shortlist for Best Original Song. Also missing from that same category is the Golden Globe Winner for Best Original Song, Madonna, whose song “Masterpiece” was ineligible due to a technicality. As it turns out, only two songs were nominated for Academy Awards: “Real In Rio” by Siedah Garrett (Rio) and “Man or Muppets” by Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie (The Muppets).
You can find the complete list of nominees at the Oscars’ website.