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Morricone to receive Golden Globes statuette in Rome

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Morricone to receive Golden Globes statuette in Rome
Morricone, shown here with a European Film Award, will pick up his Golden Globe in Rome Photo: Johannes Eiselle/AFP
12:04 CET+01:00
Italian composer Ennio Morricone will be presented Saturday with his Golden Globes statuette for the soundtrack of "The Hateful Eight", the first such time the award is bestowed outside of Los Angeles.

The 87-year-old maestro was unable to travel to Beverly Hills to receive the award on January 10th and US filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, the man behind the western flick, accepted it on his behalf.
   
Lorenzo Soria, head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), will present it to the composer at an event hosted by Italian luxury jeweller Bulgari at its historical premises on Rome's Via Condotti.
   
This is the third Golden Globe for Morricone, who scooped up one in 1987 for the soundtrack to "The Mission" by Roland Joffe, and one in 2000 for that of Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Legend of 1900".
   
Tornatore, best known for his Oscar-winning "Cinema Paradiso", will speak at the event about a documentary on Morricone entitled "The Glance of Music".
   
"The Hateful Eight", a tribute to Sergio Leone westerns, is competing for an Oscar in the best soundtrack category. Morricone has won one Oscar - an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar in 2007.
   
He has composed over 500 film scores, most famously for Sergio Leone's "Dollars Trilogy" - from "A Fistful of Dollars", to "For a Few Dollars More" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly".
   
Morricone discovered his passion for music at a young age, taught to play the trumpet by his father in the 1930s. After studying music in Rome, he composed pop songs before beginning to write for cinema in the 1960s, at the Italian film industry's height.

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