Awards

'Soul' Wins Best Score at 2021 Golden Globes

Soul
Disney/Pixar

Disney and Pixar's "Soul"

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste won for their collaborative work on the Pixar animated movie.

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste won best score - motion picture at Sunday's (Feb. 28) Golden Globe Awards for their collaborative work on Pixar's Soul.

"We must follow our dreams because we only have one life to live and one soul," Batiste said in his acceptance speech. "And this soul is happy today to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press for this masterpiece of a film."

Nine Inch Nails frontman Reznor quipped in his speech: "I think this is the first piece of art I've ever made in my life that I can show my kids, so thanks, Pixar." Ross wrapped up the speeches by simply thanking his wife and kids.

The odds were in Reznor and Ross' favor on Sunday night, since they were also nominated for their work on Netflix's Mank -- making them the first composing team in Golden Globes history with two scores in that category in the same year. The duo earned their fourth and fifth Globes nominations, respectively, this year, while this was Batiste's first. All three composers also share an entry on the Academy Awards’ shortlist of eligible scores.

In addition to topping the Mank score, Soul was also up against The Midnight Sky (Alexandre Desplat), News of the World (James Newton Howard) and Tenet (Ludwig Göransson).

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