Morricone, 87, unable to receive the award in person at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, asked Tarantino to take it instead of him. "So let me do that'".
The award-winning director and writer released his eighth feature film, "The Hateful Eight", while also resurrecting Ultra Panavision 70, a method of filming that had been basically obsolete.
The transition suits the film, as the majority of The Hateful Eight takes place in a single location, Minnie's Habadashery.
"I've thought it out completely", Tarantino told The Wrap.
Golden Globes Awards 2016: Quentin Tarantino blasted for his speech
Perhaps you could say it is hit and miss, though that sounds like a film paging between being good and bad - more like big hits or pleasures versus the small ones. While everyone, including ourselves, latched on to the first part of Quentin Tarantino's remarks, it's what he says right after that really counts. This billing only helps to elevate the disappointment as the movie labors across its enormous, overwrought 3-hour runtime, as Tarantino seems to be more focused on doing his best impression of himself rather than honing his craft as a filmmaker.
Before going any further in my speculation of 70mm's prolonged future in present day cinema, I shall provide a background for those that may not be as familiar with the film stock's historical significance.
The Hateful Eight launches in some Australian theatres on the 14th January for a limited 70-millimetre run, and then nationwide on the 21st January.