Quentin Tarantino accepted the Golden Globe for Best Original Score on behalf of his “Hateful Eight” composer, Ennio Morricone, but his acceptance speech featured a glaring inaccuracy that had film buffs venting on social media.
Tarantino said that Morricone had “never won an award for any one individual movie” at a U.S. awards show — but that’s not exactly true.
While it’s true that, despite five nominations, Morricone has never won an Oscar for a movie (he took home an honorary Oscar in 2007), the Italian legend did previously win two Golden Globes, for “The Mission” in 1987 and “The Legend of 1900” in 2000.
The HFPA seem to be major fans of Morricone, who was also nominated for Best Original Score for “Once Upon a Time in America,” “The Untouchables,” “Casualties of War,” “Bugsy” and “Malena,” as well as Best Original Song for “Butterfly” in 1982.
“The Hateful Eight” received two additional Golden Globe nominations, for Best Screenplay (Tarantino) and Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Jason Leigh), though only Morricone earned a trophy.
So… Quentin Tarantino… Ennio Morricone has won two other Golden Globes?
— kateyrich (@kateyrich) January 11, 2016
that was SO weird for Tarantino to say Morricone had never won right after the Globes reminded us he’d won twice before
— Nathaniel Rogers (@nathanielr) January 11, 2016
For the record, Ennio Morricone won an honorary Academy Award in 2007. He also has won two previous GGs for The Mission and Legend of 1900. — Josh Rottenberg (@joshrottenberg) January 11, 2016