Ennio Morricone Wins Oscar for ‘The Hateful Eight’

Posted: February 28, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

oscarsEnnio Morricone has received his second Academy Award for his music for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. He previously received an Academy Honorary Award in 2007 for his lifetime achievement and was nominated five times before. The other nominated composers in the Best Original Score category were John Williams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Thomas Newman (Bridge of Spies), Carter Burwell (Carol) and Johann Johannsson (Sicario). All composers except Johannsson were in attendance at the awards ceremony.

In the Best Original Song category, Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes received their Oscar for the song Writing’s on the Wall from the James Bond movie Spectre.

  1. Bernd-Helmut Heine says:

    Congratulations, Maestro! A well deserved honour.

  2. Roger says:

    technically its his first. he only had an Honorable oscar before. you know the won they give you at a ceremony not the oscars to say sorry for all the times they didnt give you one.