Ennio Morricone to receive Golden Globe in Rome

Morricone earns Golden Globe for Tarantino soundtrack.

Celebrated Italian composer Ennio Morricone is to receive a Golden Globe award in Rome on 30 January for his soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino's movie The Hateful Eight, the first time a Golden Globe has been bestowed outside Los Angeles.

The accolade, Morricone's third Golden Globe for best original score, will be presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during a special ceremony at the Bulgari flagship store on Via dei Condotti in central Rome.

Tarantino's film, a tribute to the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, received its Italian premiere at Rome's Cinecittà film studios on 28 January, in the presence of Tarantino, Morricone, and two of the movie's stars – Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen.

On 10 January Tarantino accepted a Golden Globe on behalf of the 87-year-old maestro, who was unable to attend the award ceremony in Los Angeles. The Hateful Eight is competing for an Oscar in the best soundtrack category, the sixth Oscar nomination for Morricone.

Morricone has previously won two other Golden Globe awards – the first in 1987 for the soundtrack to The Mission by Roland Joffe, and again in 2000 for the soundtrack to The Legend of 1900 by Giuseppe Tornatore, who will attend the award ceremony in Rome on 30 January.

Morricone has composed 100 classical pieces and written the soundtracks for over 500 films and television series, starting with Leone's spaghetti westerns. In 2007 he received the Honorary Academy award for his contribution to film music.

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