Golden Globes Honor Classical 'Mozart in the Jungle' & Morricone's 'Hateful Eight' Score

By Ian Holubiak on Jan 11, 2016 11:34 AM EST
Amazon's Golden Globes Celebration (L-R) Actor Gael Garcia Bernal, winner of the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy award for 'Mozart in the Jungle,' actress Lola Kirke, and actor/producer Jason Schwartzman, co-winner of the Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy award for 'Mozart in the Jungle,' attend Amazon's Golden Globe Awards Celebration at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo : Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)

Amazon's fairly new series Mozart in the Jungle was a big contender at the Golden Globes gala last night, taking home awards for Best TV Comedy and Best Actor in a TV Comedy. Also going home happy was Ennio Morricone and his score to Quention Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. Wins like these made it a night honoring classical music.

The show, Mozart in the Jungle, which premiered its second season on December 30, aims at bringing the conflict between lowbrow and highbrow culture; and severing the dichotomy between art forms. 

The series documents a budding oboist, Hailey, as she navigates her way through the longstanding traditions of New York classical. While it is adapted from a more intense source material (Blair Tindall's Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music) it has had success with landing an audience and becoming one of Amazon's premier original series'.  While the series may have received its newest accolade from Gael García Bernal, took home the studded Golden Statue, it's also actor Jason Schwartzman's directorial debut.

He commented on making the Mozart to Vulture:

"An orchestra is like an octopus with a million tentacles. That's exciting from the storytelling perspective, because all these characters meet at this one place and have these performances and do their job. But then they go off into the night, and they have to make ends meet. They have their lives."

But the Amazon series isn't the only classical win of the night. Ennio Morricone's score for The Hateful Eight (Tarantino) took home a statue for Best Original Score. The composition marks Morricone's first score for a Tarantino flick and is a comeback from his long absence in doing Westerns.

Prior to Hateful Eight, Mr. Morricone won a Golden Globe for The Mission in 1987 and for Giuseppe Tornatore's The Legend of 1900 in 2000. He also won the Oscar Honorary Lifetime Achievement award in 2007.

Congratulations to all the honorees of the night.

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