The Icelandic composer has now secured three-quarters of an EGOT in less than five months.
Hildur Guðnadóttir won the Oscar for best original score for Joker at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 9). The Icelandic composer is the third woman to win for scoring a film, following Rachel Portman, for Emma (1996), and Anne Dudley, for The Full Monty (1997).
"This is so touching," Hildur said on accepting the award at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. "Thank you to the Academy for welcoming me so warmly. My fellow nominees, masters of the craft, it has been such an honor to get to know you all. It has been so special."
Hildur had a special focus as she closed her speech: "To the girls, to the women, to the mothers, to the daughters who hear the music bubbling within, please speak up. We need to hear your voices."