Magazine article Screen International

Ennio Morricone Wins EFA Award

Magazine article Screen International

Ennio Morricone Wins EFA Award

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Italian composer, famous for his Spaghetti Western scores, honoured for his work on The Best Offer.

Ennio Morricone is one of the first six winners announced by the European Film Academy who will be honoured at this year's 26th European Film Awards.

The 84-year-old Italian composer, best known for his scores to Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns such as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, has been recognised by EFA for his work on Giuseppe Tornatore's The Best Offer.

The jury praised Morricone for "proving once again his extraordinary capacity of always renewing his style while remaining faithful to the style of the director and the film - a universal composer, indeed, and a true master."

A seven-member jury convened in Berlin and, based on the EFA Selection list, decided on the winners in the categories cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, composer and sound design.

This new addition to the awards procedures follows a decision of the EFA Board to draw more attention to the awards recipients in these categories.

The winners:European Cinematographer - Prix Carlo di Palma

Asaf Sudry, Lemale et Ha'Halal (Fill the Void)IsraelEuropean Editor

Cristiano Travaglioli, La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty)Italy/FranceEuropean Production Designer

Sarah Greenwood, Anna Karenina (UK)European Costume Designer

Paco Delgado, Blancanieves (Spain-France)European Composer

Ennio Morricone, The Best Offer (Italy)European Sound Designer

Matz Müller & Erik Mischijew, Paradies: Glaube (Paradise: Faith)Austria/Germany/France

The members of the jury were:

Tuomas Kantelinen, composer, Finland

Francesco Ranieri Martinotti, director/producer, Italy

Karel Och, festival programmer, Czech Republic

Simón de Santiago Aréizaga, producer, Spain

Hervé Schneid, editor, France

Marek Septimus Wieser, cinematographer, Sweden

Jasmila Zbanic, director, Bosnia & Herzegovina

The nominations in the categories European Film, Comedy, Director, Screenwriter, Actress and Actor will be announced on Nov 9 at the Seville European Film Festival. …

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