HBO's Watchmen received a massive 26 Emmy nominations this year, including for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' awesome score. With the Emmys coming up on September 20, Reznor, Ross and Watchman series showrunner Damon Lindelof talked with Rolling Stone television critic Alan Sepinwall over Zoom for a freewheeling conversation about the score.
"We spent a good year either in the trenches working on it or thinking about it and prepping to do it,' Trent said. "The climax is watching it on broadcast night...I kind of teared up watching it, and it reminded me that what what we’re doing when we’re working on this, and I’m sure Damon feels the same way, is you’re emotionally invested in these characters are real...our primary way of scoring is to think about how do they feel? It's the emotional thing, it’s not the mechanics of how people score. We don't even know how to do that. It’s about emotionally resonating with the story or how they’re feeling."