Let’s Go to the Oscars #7: Ennio Morricone wins Best Original Score for The Hateful Eight (2016)

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.

Ennio Morricone wins Best Original Score for The Hateful Eight (2016)

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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See also:

Let’s go to the Oscars #1: Jerry Goldsmith wins Original Score with “The Omen”

Let’s go to the Oscars #2: James Horner wins Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song with “Titanic”

Let’s go to the Oscars #3: John Williams and his five Academy Awards

Let’s go to the Oscars #4: Howard Shore wins for “The Lord of the Rings”

Let’s Go to the Oscars #5: Alexandre Desplat wins Best Original Score for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Let’s Go to the Oscars #6: Michael Giacchino wins Best Original Score for Up (2009)

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3 thoughts on “Let’s Go to the Oscars #7: Ennio Morricone wins Best Original Score for The Hateful Eight (2016)

  1. Pingback: Let’s Go to the Oscars #8: Tan Dun wins Best Original Score for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) | Film Music Central

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