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'Joker' Composer Hildur Guonadottir Wins Best Score at 2020 BAFTA Awards

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Hildur Guonadottir attends the 73rd British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Joker was one of the big winners at the 2020 BAFTA Awards, earning three trophies, including one for original score by Hildur ??Guðnadóttir.

Guðnadóttir's score for Joker was up against those for nominees 1917 (Thomas Newman), Jojo Rabbit (Michael Giacchino), Little Women (Alexandre Desplat) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (John Williams) at the BAFTAs.

Joker's wins also included best actor (Joaquin Phoenix) and casting (by Shayna Markowitz) at this year's ceremony, which took place Sunday night (Feb. 2) at London's Royal Albert Hall. (1917 led the evening's winners list with seven awards.)

"I do think every person has a dark side and a light side," Guðnadóttir said in a press conference interview following her win, addressing her work on the film. "Luckily for my family, my lighter side is the day to day side and my darker side is the music."

Guðnadóttir already took home a Golden Globe for best original score - motion picture for Joker's haunting soundtrack in January. The composer is also up for an Oscar at the upcoming Academy Awards, airing on Feb. 9.