Ennio Morricone, is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player, born in Rome. He composes a wide range of music styles, making him one of the most versatile, experimental and influential composers of all time, working in any medium. Over the past seven decades, Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works. Ennio Morricone just won the Oscar for Best Original Score for his work on Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight.
It’s his first competitive Oscar after six nominations. He said after receiving the award: “My thoughts go to the other nominees, especially John Williams” and he said also: “There’s no great soundtrack without a great inspiration like Tarantino and his team, who I thank for having chosen me”. But his best thought has gone to his wife, Maria, and he dedicated his award to her. He won an Honorary Academy Award in 2007 for his achievements in the field.