Last night, famed Italian composer Ennio Morricone took home the Oscar for “Best Original Score” for his work on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight—making him the oldest Oscar recipient. Upon his win, the entire audience rose to their feet, honoring the 87-year-old maestro extraordinaire with a standing ovation. After 60+ years in the business, five previous Oscar nominations and a 2007 Honorary Oscar Award for his contributions to the field, fans around the globe are celebrating this welcomed acknowledgment of his accomplishments.
Enjoy this selection of tracks from Morricone’s Oscar-winning score of The Hateful Eight. And if you missed his acceptance speech, check out the clip below:
Congratulations, Ennio Morricone.
And a shoutout to Sam Smith, who also took home his first Oscar, winning “Best Original Song” for ‘Spectre’ Theme ‘Writing’s on the Wall.