The Bulgari DOMVS in Via Condotti in Rome hosted a special ceremony to pay tribute to the legendary Italian composer, Ennio Morricone, winner of the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Original Score for Quentin Tarantino’s hit movie The Hateful Eight.
Unable to attend the Golden Globes where his award was collected on his behalf by The Hateful Eight director Quentin Tarantino, Ennio Morricone got the chance to bask in the glory at a special ceremony held in Rome. The Bulgari DOMVS was the perfect setting to present the Maestro with his third Golden Globe (after The Legend of 1900 and The Mission).
Ennio Morricone said: “I have now worked in this profession that I love for many years, always with humility and complete dedication. I am deeply honoured by this prize, the Golden Globe, Bulgari’s sponsorship of the film that my friend Giuseppe Tornatore will direct, and to receive this award in this historic setting which represents Italian excellence throughout the world.”
The exclusive event to honour the 87-year-old icon was attended by Carla Liuni (Vice President Global Marketing and Communication, Bulgari Group), Lorenzo Soria (President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Golden Globes), and the glittering elite of Italian cinema including Margareth Madé, Beatrice Bulgari, Eliana Miglio, David Jarre, Isabella Borromeo, Antonia Dell’Atte.
Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: “As a fan of his soundtracks since childhood, and as president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in Los Angeles, I am honoured to present the Golden Globe to Ennio Morricone. I hope that this ceremony, held in this prestigious venue, encourages new generations of young Italians to express their talent, be it in the world of cinema or in arts in general.”
Giuseppe Tornatore said: “I have now worked with Ennio Morricone for twenty-five 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. 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 developed a clear plan for it.”