Ennio Morricone Never Won an Oscar Outright…

But he should have. Right, right, the Academy recognized him with an honorary Oscar in 2007 for “his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music.”

But seriously? Though he was nominated five times, his most famous scores were never even considered for the award.

Like this iconic earworm, for example.

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How about the orchestral version, with the master conducting?

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Who will the Academy honor tonight with a Lifetime Achievement award? Let’s hope it’s someone as deserving as Ennio.

Click here for the nominations for tonights’ 85th Annual Academy Awards.

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