BULGARI to Host Unique Golden Globes Ceremony in Rome to honour Composer Ennio Morricone
LORENZO SORIA, PRESIDENT OF THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION, WILL HONOUR MAESTRO ENNIO MORRICONE
January 30th will be a magical day where the glamour of Italian cinema royalty and Hollywood will meet a musical legend of Italian cinema.
At a special Golden Globes ceremony hosted at the Bulgari DOMVS, Via Condotti, in Rome, Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will personally present the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone with the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Original Score for Quentin Tarantino’s hit movie The Hateful Eight.
Earlier this month at the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills, Tarantino had accepted the award on behalf of Morricone as the Maestro had not been able to attend. The special ceremony at the Bulgari DOMVS will be the perfect setting to now personally present the Maestro with his third Golden Globe (after The Legend of 1900 and The Mission).
Attending the star-studded event in Rome to honour the 87-year-old icon will be Jean-Christophe Babin (CEO Bulgari Group), Lorenzo Soria (President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Golden Globes), international press and the glittering elite of Italian cinema including film director Giuseppe Tornatore.
One of the highlights of the ceremony will be the announcement of Bulgari’s support of ‘The Glance of Music’, Giuseppe Tornatore’s documentary on, and tribute to, Morricone, his friend and longtime cinematic and musical collaborator of almost 25 years.
Bulgari’s contribution to the documentary is a high watermark of Italian excellence in which the collective creative influences of Bulgari, Tornatore and Morricone collide in glorious simpatico.
Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO Bulgari Group said “This Golden Globe is a proud moment for Italy and we are honoured to host this unique ceremony in our DOMVS, Via Condotti, where our legendary flagship store is located. In its continuous quest for creative excellence, Bulgari is equally proud to contribute to Giuseppe Tornatore’s documentary honouring the Maestro. It is truly an unprecedented expression of Italian creative excellence and influence, and Italy’s pride.”
Lorenzo Soria, President, Hollywood Foreign Press Association said “As a fan of Ennio Morricone’s soundtracks since childhood, and as President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in Los Angeles, I am truly honoured to present the Golden Globe to Ennio Morricone. I hope that this ceremony, held at this prestigious venue, encourages new generations of young Italians to express their talent, be it in the world of cinema or in arts in general”.
Giuseppe Tornatore said “I have now worked with Ennio Morricone for twenty-five consecutive years. During this time our friendship has grown and strengthened. As one film followed another, and as I got to know him better as a man and as an artist, I wondered about the documentary I could make on him. And today not only do I feel that the time is right to turn my dream into reality, also thanks to the support of Bulgari, but I also believe that I have a clear enough plan to be able to do it.”
Ennio Morricone said “I am honoured to receive this prize in such a historic venue, because Bulgari truly represents Italian excellence worldwide."
Six time Academy Award nominee and winner of an Honorary Award for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music (2007), with a career stretching over seven decades, the legendary Morricone has sold over 70 million records worldwide and composed 500 scores for cinema and television, as well as over a hundred classical works. His impressive catalogue covers 70 award-winning films, including all the Sergio Leone films since the Dollars Trilogy among them Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon a Time in America, and all of Giuseppe Tornatore’s films since Cinema Paradiso. His score for The Hateful Eight is now in the running for the Oscars.
Part of the LVMH Group, Bulgari was founded in Rome in 1884 as a jewelry shop and quickly established a reputation for Italian excellence with exquisite craftsmanship and magnificent jewelry creations. The Company’s international success has evolved into a global and diversified luxury purveyor of products and services ranging from fine jewels and watches to accessories and perfumes, with an unrivalled network of boutiques and hotels in the world’s most exclusive shopping areas.
About BVLGARI DOMVS
Located above BVLGARI’s via Condotti flagship store in Rome, the DOMVS is the exclusive space designed to showcase the unique creations belonging to the Bulgari Heritage Collection and jewels from prestigious private loans enriched by vintage photographs and original sketches from the Maison’s Historical Archives. An intimate and elegant place accessible by appointment only, the DOMVS also holds cultural events, performances, and private exhibitions of works of art.
About the Golden Globes
The prestigious annual Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a recognition of excellence in American and foreign film and television. The awards recognize achievements in 25 categories – 14 in motion pictures and 11 in television.