Monday, January 11, 2016

Morricone Wins Golden Globe Award

By Hugh McIntyre
January 10, 2016

Ennio Morricone was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Original Score for his work on the film The Hateful Eight. For decades now, Ennio Morricone has been one of the movie industry’s most sought-after composers, and he continues to prove why year after year.

The award was accepted by the film’s director, Quentin Tarantino, who had quite the animated speech, calling the 87 year old director his favorite composer, and not just talking about those that work in the medium of film.

This is Morricone’s eighth nomination in this category, and he has now won the prize three times over several decades. He was first nominated in the 80’s for his scoring work on Once Upon A Time In America, and he collected his first trophy just two years later for the film The Mission. He also won for scoring The Legend Of 1900. In between those wins and tonight’s, he has been nominated five other times, for the movies The Untouchables, Casualties Of War, Bugsy, and Malena.

This is just one of The Hateful Eight’s three Golden Globe nominations, including Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture (Jennifer Jason Leigh).

The award was presented by Jamie Foxx, who took the opportunity to have some fun, initially saying that the winner of the Best Original Score was Straight Outta Compton, causing quite a bit of laughter from the warmed-up audience. After that, he made fun of Steve Harvey’s recent Miss World mistake, where the host called out the wrong name as the winner and then had to retract it. Foxx did the same, showing the audience (and the cameras) that Morricone was, in fact, the winner.

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