2020 Golden Globes are done! And the women of the entertainment industry never fail to make history. Hildur Guðnadóttir made history at Golden globes 2020 and became to the first solo woman to win the Golden Globe for best score for her work in Joker.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hildur Guðnadóttir is an Icelandic musician and composer.  She wrote the score for movies Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), Joker and Chernobyl in 2019.
  • The recent Golden Globe winner has also won a primetime Emmy Award for her work in Chernobyl. 
  • Hildur is the first women in 19 years to win best original score at the Golden Globes.

Who is Hildur Guðnadóttir?

Hildur Guðnadóttir is an Icelandic musician and composer. In 2006 Hildur released her first solo album ‘Lost in Hildur, Mount A’. Further, she released her second solo album in 2009 ‘Without sinking’. As a composer, Hildur wrote the score for Danish film Kapringen in 2012. She also wrote the score for 2018 film Mary Magdalene with Jóhann Jóhannsson.  Further, she wrote the score for movies Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), Joker and Chernobyl in 2019.

According to Hildur earlier people displayed caution while giving female composers big projects. As per Hildur, this has changed with the rise of awareness in the industry in the last couple of years.

She has won eight awards. The recent Golden Globe winner has also won a primetime Emmy Award for her work in Chernobyl. Hildur was recently nominated for a Grammy award under the category Best score soundtrack under visual media for Chernobyl.

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On Her Golden Globe Win

Hildur said “I’m speechless. This is unbelievable. Thank you, Todd (Phillips, the director), for inviting me on the journey of a lifetime, for all the trust and faith and your openness.” after accepting the award. Further, she also thanked  Joaquin Phoenix for making her job easy. As per a variety report, Hildur said that it’s been a beautiful year for her. Both the projects Chernobyl and Joker were different and incredible and so all-encompassing. It was an incredible opportunity for her to get both the projects at the same time.

According to Hildur earlier people displayed caution while giving female composers big projects. As per Hildur, this has changed with the rise of awareness in the industry in the last couple of years. She felt benefitted from the rise in awareness. She says, “People are just a bit more open toward trusting women.”

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Hildur is the first women in 19 years to win best original score at the Golden Globes. The only women to share this honour were Lisa Gerrad (won along with Hans Zimmer) for 2000 Gladiator. Other people who were nominated under this category are Alexandre Desplat (Little Women), Randy Newman (Marriage Story), Thomas Newman (1917) and Daniel Pemberton (Motherless Brooklyn).

Hildur Guðnadóttir said “I’m speechless. This is unbelievable. Thank you, Todd (Phillips, the director), for inviting me on the journey of a lifetime, for all the trust and faith and your openness.”

Hildur told variety about her score “In the beginning, you feel like you’re listening only to a solo cello, but there are almost 100 people playing throughout the score.” Further, she said. “As the film develops, the orchestra steps more and more in front and, by the end, kind of suffocates the cello.” She also added, “This poor guy gets so angry, and the orchestra gets angry with him; everything gets louder and more aggressive, and the music really punches you in the face.”

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Mansi is an intern at SheThepeople.TV

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