Ennio Morricone to Be Honored in Special Golden Globes Ceremony in Rome

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Ennio Morricone

Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria will hand the maestro the trophy at the Bulgari flagship store in the Italian capital.

Italian composer Ennio Morricone will be presented with his third Golden Globe for best original score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight during a special ceremony on Saturday at the Bulgari flagship store in Rome.

Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be on hand to personally give the maestro his award. Tarantino previously accepted the honor on behalf of the 87-year-old composer, who was unable to attend the recent festivities in Beverly Hills.

Attending the Rome ceremony will be Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin and members of Italy’s cinema elite, including Morricone's frequent collaborator director Giuseppe Tornatore.

Morricone recently composed the score for Tornatore's romantic drama The Correspondence. The filmmaker is currently working on a documentary, The Glance of Music, about the legendary composer that is being supported by Bulgari.

“I have now worked with Ennio Morricone for 25 consecutive years. During this time our friendship has grown and strengthened," said Tornatore. "As one film followed another, and as I got to know him better as a man and as an artist, I wondered about the documentary I could make on him. And today, not only do I feel that the time is right to turn my dream into reality, also thanks to the support of Bulgari, but I also believe that I have a clear enough plan to be able to do it."

Morricone previously won Golden Globes for The Legend of 1900 (1998) and The Mission (1986). He is an honorary Oscar recipient and a six-time Oscar nominee. The Hateful Eight is in the running for best original score at the upcoming Oscars. 

Over his 70-year career, Morricone has sold over 70 million records and composed 500 scores for cinema and television, including all of Sergio Leone’s films since the Dollars trilogy and all of Tornatore’s films since 1988's Cinema Paradiso, as well as over a hundred classical works.