Trent Reznor in 2008
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock act, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Reznor is the only official member of Nine Inch Nails and remains solely responsible for its direction.Nine Inch Nails has received four awards from 25 nominations, including two Grammy Awards for the songs "Wish" and "Happiness in Slavery" in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Nine Inch Nails have received two Kerrang! Awards honoring the band's overall contributions since 1988. The band has also received nine nominations from the MTV Video Music Awards for several of its videos, including two nominations for the "Closer" video and five nominations for the "Perfect Drug" video, including Video of the Year.
Nine Inch Nails and several of its releases have also received awards and honors from the critical community. The band was ranked as the 94th "Greatest Artist of All Time" by Rolling Stone in 2004. 's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and Spin 's "100 Greatest Albums, 1985–2005".Nine Inch Nails' second studio album, The Downward Spiral , has been included on several "Best Of" lists, including Rolling Stone
The American Music Awards are awarded annually by a poll of music buyers. Nine Inch Nails has received two nominations.
|1994||Nine Inch Nails||Favorite Alternative Artist||Nominated|
The Antville Music Video Awards are online awards for the best music video and music video directors of the year. They were first awarded in 2005. Nine Inch Nails has received two nominations.
The Billboard Music Awards are sponsored by Billboard magazine and is held annually in December. Nine Inch Nails has received one nomination.
|2005||Nine Inch Nails||Modern Rock Artist of the Year||Nominated|
The Billboard Music Video Awards are sponsored by Billboard magazine. Nine Inch Nails has received one nomination.
|2000||"Starfuckers, Inc."||Best Modern Rock Clip of the Year||Nominated|
Design and Art Direction (D&AD) is a British educational charity which exists to promote excellence in design and advertising.
|2006||"Only"||Special Effects||Wood Pencil|
The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Nine Inch Nails has received two awards from twelve nominations.
|1993||"Wish"||Best Metal Performance||Won|
|1995||The Downward Spiral||Best Alternative Performance||Nominated|
|1996||"Happiness in Slavery" (Live version as performed at Woodstock '94 music festival.)||Best Metal Performance||Won|
|1998||"The Perfect Drug"||Best Hard Rock Performance||Nominated|
|2000||The Fragile||Best Alternative Album||Nominated|
|"Starfuckers, Inc."||Best Metal Performance||Nominated|
|2001||"Into the Void"||Best Male Rock Vocal Performance||Nominated|
|2006||"The Hand That Feeds"||Best Hard Rock Performance||Nominated|
|2007||"Every Day is Exactly the Same"||Best Hard Rock Performance||Nominated|
|2009||"34 Ghosts IV"||Best Rock Instrumental Performance||Nominated|
|Ghosts I–IV||Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package||Nominated|
|2014||Hesitation Marks||Best Alternative Music Album||Nominated|
The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the music videos of the year. Nine Inch Nails has received nine nominations.
|1993||"Wish"||Best Metal/Hard Rock Video||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction in a Video||Nominated|
|1997||"The Perfect Drug"||Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Alternative Video||Nominated|
|Best Direction in a Video||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography in a Video||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction in a Video||Nominated|
|2000||"Into the Void"||Breakthrough Video||Nominated|
MTVU broadcasts its own semi-annual awards show, the Woodie Awards, which it states recognizes "the music voted best by college students.
|2005||"Only"||Best Video Woodie - Live Action||Nominated|
|Best Video Woodie - Animated||Nominated|
The MVPA Awards are annually presented by a Los Angeles-based music trade organization to honor the year's best music videos.
|2006||"Only"||Best Animated Video||Won|
|Best Director of a Male Artist||Nominated|
|Best Rock Video||Nominated|
|Best Special Effects||Nominated|
The Kerrang! Awards is an annual awards ceremony held by Kerrang! , a British rock magazine. Nine Inch Nails has won two awards.
|2005||Nine Inch Nails||Classic Songwriter Award||Won|
|2007||Nine Inch Nails||Kerrang! Icon Award||Won|
The Pollstar Concert Industry Awards is an annual award ceremony to honor artists and professionals in the concert industry.
|1992||Pretty Hate Machine Tour Series||Club Tour of the Year||Nominated|
|1995||Self-Destruct Tour||Small Hall Tour of the Year||Nominated|
|1996||Dissonance/Outside Tour (w/David Bowie)||Most Creative Stage Production||Nominated|
|2010||Wave Goodbye Tour (w/Jane's Addiction)||Nominated|
|1999||"Closer" (music video)||100 Greatest Videos Ever Made (#17)||MTV|
|2000||Nine Inch Nails||100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock (#43)||VH1|
|2003||"Closer"||100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years (#93)||VH1|
|2003||The Downward Spiral||500 Greatest Albums of All Time (#200)||Rolling Stone|
|2004||Nine Inch Nails||The Immortals – 100 Greatest Artists of All Time (#94)||Rolling Stone|
|2004||The Downward Spiral||The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (#488)||Martin Popoff|
|2004||The Fragile||The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (#390)||Martin Popoff|
|2005||The Downward Spiral||100 Greatest Albums, 1985–2005 (#25)||Spin|
|2005||With Teeth||40 Best Albums of 2005 (#29)||Spin|
|2007||Year Zero||Top 50 Albums of 2007 (#21)||Rolling Stone|
|2008||The Downward Spiral||100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (#81)||Entertainment Weekly|
|2008||Ghosts I–IV||Best of 2008 (#4)||Last.fm|
|2008||The Slip||Top 50 Albums of 2008 (#37)||Rolling Stone|
|2009||Trent Reznor||The RS 100: Agents of Change (#46)||Rolling Stone|
|2009||Trent Reznor||Webby Artist of the Year Award||Webby Awards|
|2009||"Closer"||Hottest 100 of All Time (#62)||Triple J|
|2009||"The Hand That Feeds"||The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s (#406)||Pitchfork Media|
|2010||The Downward Spiral||125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (#10)||Spin|
|2010||Pretty Hate Machine||Best New Reissue||Pitchfork Media|