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Hildur Gudnadóttir wins Film Composer of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards

Icelandic composer Hildur Gudnadóttir was named Film Composer of the Year for her Oscar-winning score for Joker at the 20th World Soundtrack Awards. The award ceremony took place online on October 24 during the Ghent Film Festival. 


Gudnadóttir won TV Composer of the Year in 2019 at the World Soundtrack Awards with her score for HBO's miniseries Chernobyl. She was also nominated for the Discovery of the Year Award in Ghent two years ago for scoring Sicario: Day of the Soldado.

The past year has been filled with success for Gudnadóttir. Last February, Gudnadóttir won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for her score for the film Joker. In doing so, she became the first Icelander ever to win an Oscar and the first woman to win Best Original Score since the score categories were combined in the year 2000.

Gudnadóttir has previously won the BAFTA, Golden Globe, Critics' Choice awards, and Hollywood Music in Media awards for her Joker score. She also won a Grammy, an Emmy and the BAFTA Television Craft Awards for Original Music for her score to Chernobyl.

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