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Hildur Gudnadóttir, Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Heba Thórisdóttir shortlisted for Oscars

Three Icelandic artists have been shortlisted for the Oscars. Hildur Gudnadóttir's score for Women Talking made the shortlist of 15 original scores, and My Year of Dicks, directed by Sara Gunnarsdóttir, is among works shortlisted for the 95th Academy Awards, in the category of Animated Shorts. Icelandic makeup artist, Heba Thórisdóttir, is also on the shortlist, for her work on Babylon.

Nominations will be announced on January 24.

Hildur's score for the film has also been nominated for the Golden Globes 2023. The film follows eight women in an insular religious community who struggle over how to respond to continual sexual assaults. In 2020 Gudnadóttir became the first woman to win an Oscar for original score, for Joker.

My Year of Dicks, by Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon, had its world premiere at South by Southwest Film Festival 2022, where it received a special jury recognition, and has since been on an impressive festival run taking home awards, among which the Cristal prize at the Annecy Animation Festival in France. It is a provocative work of animation, based on Ribon's memoir, Notes to Boys (and other Things I Shouldn't Share in Public).

Heba Thórisdóttir has done makeup for multiple Hollywood-films, among which are Don't Worry Darling, The Suicide Squad, and Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood.