Incredibly, Morricone had never won an Oscar despite racking up more than 500 movie credits in his lengthy career, despite his honorary award in 2007.
Leonardo DiCaprio may have made most of the headlines with his first Oscar win after five nominations for Best Actor, but perhaps just as significant was the triumph of Ennio Morricone, the legendary soundtrack composer who won his first statuette at the age of 87.
The Italian maestro has notched up more than 500 movie credits throughout his lengthy career, but finally struck gold on Sunday night as he collected the Oscar for Best Original Score to add to the Golden Globe he picked up for the same work he did for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.
Ennio Morricone with his wife at the European premiere of 'The Hateful Eight'
Ennio Morricone , Maria Travia - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
Celebrated Composer Ennio Morricone Is To Finally Receive His Golden Globe Award At A Special Ceremony In Rome, Italy On Saturday (30jan16).
The Italian composer won the Best Original Score prize at the ceremony in Los Angeles on 10 January (16) for his work on The Hateful Eight, but he was unable to attend the glitzy bash, so the film's director, Quentin Tarantino, accepted the honour on his behalf.
However, Morricone, 87, will now receive the prize at a special tribute event in Rome attended by his friends and colleagues including his longtime collaborator, director Giuseppe Tornatore.
The event will be held at the flagship branch of jewellery brand Bulgari, and Lorenzo Soria, president of the Golden Globes' Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will hand the trophy to Morricone.
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Quentin Tarantino Has Been Called To Task By Movie Fans All Over The World After Making A Factually Incorrect Speech At The Golden Globes, While Accepting His Friend And Collaborator Ennio Morricone's Best Original Score Prize.
The Italian maestro could not make the Globes in Beverly Hills, so Quentin stepped up to salute his favourite composer when he won Best Original Score for The Hateful Eight on Sunday night (10Jan16).
But when the filmmaker revealed the honour was extra special because his friend had "never won an award for any one individual movie at a U.S. awards show", film and music fans on social media went into overdrive.
They pointed out Ennio had previously won two Globes - for The Mission in 1987 and The Legend of 1900 in 2000.
Quentin Tarantino And Ennio Morricone Revived The Lost Score For Horror Classic The Thing To Accompany New Western The Hateful Eight.
The director asked the acclaimed composer to come up with a score for his latest film, but Morricone was busy working on other projects.
Morricone instead offered him the soundtrack he composed for John Carpenter's 1982 classic The Thing which did not make the final cut.
"I had a little voice in my head saying, 'This material (The Hateful Eight) deserved an original score.' And I've never thought that way before, I've never had that voice before. I didn't ever want to trust a composer with the soul of my movie," Tarantino revealed during a question-and-answer session hosted by Interstellar director Christopher Nolan in Los Angeles.
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Morricone provides the soundtrack for Tarantino's upcoming movie, out December 25th in the US and January 8th in the UK.
Ennio Morricone, the legendary composer who has written the scores for many classic movies, has admitted that he was “shocked” by the amount of violence in Quentin Tarantino’s new film The Hateful Eight, for which he has provided the soundtrack.
Tarantino has used pieces of Morricone music in his movies before, but the imminently released project constitutes the first time that the Italian composer has written original material specifically for one of his movies. Speaking to The Telegraph at an event at London’s Abbey Road Studios, he spoke of his motivation for working with Tarantino.
Ennio Morricone provides the score for Tarantino's new movie 'The Hateful Eight'
Ennio Morricone - Celebrities attend the European Premiere of The Hateful Eight at Odeon Leicester Square in London. Legendary auteur Quentin Tarantino will bring his highly anticipated eighth film THE HATEFUL EIGHT to the big screen on 8th January 2016. The film will open in glorious 70mm in London's West End alongside a theatrical digital release nationwide. Beloved by filmmakers and cinephiles for its wide-scope and high-resolution image quality, 70mm stock captures nearly twice the landscape of the more common 35mm and digital styles. Six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as "The Hangman," will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town's new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie's, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Demian Bichir), who's taking care of Minnie's while she's visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all... Written and directed by Academy Award® winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino, THE HATEFUL EIGHT is produced by Richard N. Gladstein, Stacey Sher and Shannon McIntosh. Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Georgia Kacandes are executive at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 10th December 2015
Quentin Tarantino, speaking at Comic-Con 2015, announced Ennio Morricone is composing the score for ‘The Hateful Eight’.
Ennio Morricone is set to write the score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. He is best known for composing music for a number of Italian (Spaghetti) Westerns including the Dollars Trilogy, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and Once Upon a Time in the West. The 86-year-old Italian composer is returning to writing film scores after eight years away but it has been more than forty years since he worked on a Western.
Quentin Tarantino at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.
Veteran Italian Composer Ennio Morricone, Who Has Scored Several Classic Westerns, Is To Work On The Music For Quentin Tarantino's New Film The Hateful Eight.
The director made the announcement at Comic-Con in San Diego, California on Saturday (11Jul15), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Morricone is famous for his work on A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, but The Hateful Eight will be his first Western music project in more than 40 years.
Tarantino, who showed fans a seven-minute supercut of the film at Comic-Con, has featured Morricone's music in several of his movies, including Kill Bill and Django Unchained.
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Ennio Morricone didn't approve of the graphic scenes in 'Django Unchained' and ordered director Quentin Tarantino to have them removed.
Ennio Morricone didn't approve of the graphic scenes in 'Django Unchained'.
The prolific composer and conductor wrote the soundtrack to the award-winning movie, directed by Quentin Tarantino, but admitted he wasn't pleased by a gruesome plot in the 2012 film, and ordered the 51-year-old filmmaker to remove it.
Speaking in the spring/summer The Big Black Book issue of the UK's Esquire magazine, he said: ''In 'Django Unchained', there's that sequence where a dog attacks and eats a man. That was too much. I sent a message to Quentin Tarantino and told him that was too strong.''
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Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone has postponed two upcoming concerts in the U.S. after undergoing back surgery.
The revered Italian musician, 85, recently suffered an injury which required him to go under the knife to repair a slipped disc, and his doctors have advised him not to travel abroad as he recovers.
As a result of the operation, Morricone has been forced to rejig plans to perform his first-ever show in Los Angeles next week (20Mar14), delaying the gig until 15 June (14), while his concert in Brooklyn, New York on 23 March (14) has been pushed back to 13 June (14).
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Ennio Morricone - Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone received a Volta Award from Jameson Dublin International Film Festival at The Light House Cinema, Dublin - Dublin, Ireland - Sunday 28th July 2013
Just last week (ends15Mar13), the Italian maestro allegedly told a group of students at Rome's LUISS University that he did not care to work with Tarantino again, claiming he was unhappy with the use of his song Ancora Qui in Django Unchained and disliked the bloody scenes in the film.
But Morricone now insists his remarks, during a private lecture, were taken out of context.
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