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Icelandic composer Hildur Gudnadóttir nominated for Golden Globe Awards for JOKER

Icelandic composer Hildur Gudnadóttir has received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score for the feature film Joker by Todd Phillips. The 77th Golden Globes award ceremony will take place on January 5. 

Yesterday, Gudnadóttir also received a nomination for Best Score at the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards . Gudnadóttir started creating the music to Joker just after reading the script which according to Joaquin Phoenix, the lead actor, helped set the tone and became a key motivator during the process of evolving the character in Joker

Recently, Gudnadóttir received an Emmy award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series for her score to the critically-acclaimed drama series Chernobyl, and received a Grammy nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for the Chernobyl series. The Grammy award ceremony will take place on January 26 in Los Angeles.

The HBO series chronicles the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Plant disaster and its aftermath. Gudnadóttir visited a nuclear power plant in Lithuania, where much of the filming took place, and made live recordings of its atmospheric sounds to capture the experience of Chernobyl. 

Gudnadóttir is also known for her score in the films Sicario: Day of the Soldat from 2018, Tom of Finland from 2017, the Icelandic feature The Oath from 2016 and the Icelandic TV series Trapped from 2015. Recently, Gudnadóttir was invited to become a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her contribution to theatrical motion pictures.