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Hildur Guðnadóttir becomes the first female to win an Oscar for Original Score in 23 years

Hildur Guðnadóttir bags another award for her compositional work on Joker, now making her the winner of both a Golden Globe and an Oscar. Hildur’s Golden Globe made her the first woman to win the award as a solo composer in the history of the awards and has now achieved a similar feat in the Academy Awards. The win makes her the first female to win an Oscar for Original Score in 23 years

Other nominees for the Academy Award of Music (Original Score) included Little Women, Marriage Story1917 and Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. In her acceptance speech, she said “Thank you to the Academy for welcoming me so warmly. My fellow nominees, masters of the craft, it’s been such an honour to get to know you all.” Guðnadóttir added that “a film composter is only as creative as the director”, a nod to Todd Phillips’ work on bringing the film to life.

Joker follows the story of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) and his descent into insanity after failing as a stand-up comedian. Based on the DC Comics character, the movie serves as a possible offering for the villain’s origin story. Phoenix was awarded Best Actor for his portrayal of Fleck in the thriller.

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