Morricone wins best original score Oscar for 'The Hateful Eight'

 29 Feb 2016 - 7:38

Morricone wins best original score Oscar for 'The Hateful Eight'
Composer Ennio Morricone accepts the Oscar for Best Original Score for "The Hateful Eight" from presenter Quincy Jones (R) at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni


Hollywood, United States: Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone picked up a best original score Oscar on Sunday for his work on Quentin Tarantino's bloody mystery tale "The Hateful Eight."

Morricone beat rivals John Williams ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens"), Thomas Newman ("Bridge of Spies"), Carter Burwell ("Carol") and Johann Johannsson ("Sicario") to the coveted honor.

It was a first competitive win for the 87-year-old, although he was awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2006.

"My tribute goes to the other nominees, and in particular to the esteemed John Williams," he said. 

"There isn't a great soundtrack without a great movie that inspires it. I want to thank Quentin Tarantino for having chosen me to make this extraordinary (score)."

AFP