“You think, ‘I’m probably not going to win, but if I do win, I’d better not sound like an idiot.’ The anxiety builds. Then you realise you haven’t eaten in 12 hours. And the camera’s on you, maybe, at all times. ‘I need to pick my nose, but I can’t risk it.’ Then you hear your name in slow motion. ‘OK, hug my wife. Don’t trip over the chord. Why am I taking steps two at a time? I’m going to slip, but I can’t stop. Oh, my God, there’s Nicole Kidman, she’s nine feet tall. Is the mike on?’ It’s over in a millisecond, and you’re backstage with an Oscar in your hand.”

– Trent Reznor

Trent Reznor

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