NATIONAL PRIDE: Bulgari will host a belated Golden Globes ceremony on Saturday at its Domus exhibition space in Rome, part of the jeweler’s historical boutique on Via Condotti.
Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will present legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone with the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Original Score for Quentin Tarantino’s movie “The Hateful Eight.”
At January’s Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills, Tarantino had accepted the award on behalf of Morricone, who had not been able to attend. Morricone’s score for the film, which premiered in Rome this week, is now in the running for the Oscars.
“This Golden Globe is a proud moment for Italy,” said Jean-Christophe Babin, chief executive officer of the Bulgari Group, who will attend the ceremony in Rome with Italian film director Giuseppe Tornatore.
Bulgari is supporting Tornatore’s “The Glance of Music,” a documentary about Morricone. Tornatore has been friends with the composer for almost 25 years, with Morricone composing all the soundtracks of Tornatore’s movies, including “Cinema Paradiso,” which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1990.
“In its continuous quest for creative excellence, Bulgari is equally proud to contribute to Giuseppe Tornatore’s documentary honoring the maestro. It is truly an unprecedented expression of Italian creative excellence and influence, and Italy’s pride,” said Babin.
“I am honored to receive this prize in such a historic venue, because Bulgari truly represents Italian excellence worldwide,” said the 87-year-old Morricone, a six-time Academy Award nominee and winner of an Honorary Award for his contributions to the art of film music in 2007.