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

Composer Ennio Morricone, the H8ful Eight Soundtrack
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Composer Ennio Morricone is seen during a Live Recording for the H8ful Eight Soundtrack at Abbey Road Studios on December 8, 2015 in London, England.  

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 at the Bulgari flagship store in Rome on Saturday.

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

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

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Morricone recently composed the score for Tornatore's film Correspondence. Tornatore 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. 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,” said Tornatore. "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 has previously won Golden Globes for The Legend of 1900 and The Mission. 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 Oscars. 

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Over his 70-year career, he 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 Giuseppe Tornatore’s films since Cinema Paradiso, as well as over a hundred classical works.

This article originally appeared in THR com