They say one can never be too old to do a variety of things: graduating college, learning to ride a bike, publishing a book, etc. And as the Academy Awards last year showed, one can also never be too old to win their first Oscar.
I’ll admit that I was actively rooting for John Williams to win this award (I want him to win every year, I can’t help it) because his work on The Force Awakens was simply phenomenal. When he didn’t win, I was so devastated that I initially missed that something incredible had happened. At the ripe old age of 87, Ennio Morricone had won his very first Oscar for his work on The Hateful Eight.
I mean think about it: Morricone composed for over FIVE HUNDRED FILMS, and had never won the Academy Award until now! I don’t know about you, but I don’t know if I could’ve kept going that long.
I still hope that I can see John Williams win another Oscar, but I am also very happy that Morricone finally received recognition for his amazing talent (if his name sounds familiar, he’s the composer responsible for the iconic music from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly with Clint Eastwood).
Congratulations to Ennio Morricone, please enjoy this wonderful moment as we continue the countdown to this years Oscars.
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