The Golden Globe Award for the Best Original Score went to Ennio Morricone, the composer for the movie “The Hateful Eight.” Receiving the award for Morricone was the film’s director, Quentin Tarantino, whose speech sparked some negative reaction from the online community.
In his speech, Tarantino stressed out that the award is Morricone’s first ever Golden Globe for an American film. There was a commotion regarding the technicalities of this claim since IMDb listed two Golden Globes for Morricone: one in 1987 for “The Mission” and in 2000 for the “La leggenda del pianista sull’oceano.”
Careful investigation on the origin of the producers of this film can reveal that Tarantino was indeed right. “The Mission” was not an entirely American-produced film since it was co-produced with the U.K. and France, and “La leggenda” was an Italian-produced film. “The Hateful Eight” is indeed the first Golden Globe of Morricone for an American-produced movie.
Adding to the commotion over Tarantino’s speech is the director’s use of the word “ghetto” in his speech.
He said, “Wow. This is really cool. Do you realize that Ennio Morricone, who as far as I am concerned is my favorite composer and when I say favorite composer, I don’t mean movie composer that ghetto I’m talking about Mozart, I’m talking about Beethoven, I’m talking about Schubert, that’s who I’m talking about.”
Using the word ghetto has prompted a rage of comments online. One comment even applauded presenter Jamie Foxx as he repeated Tarantino’s ghetto. What transpired after Fox’s repeat of the word is still unknown.