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Hildur Guðnadóttir wins her first Oscar for Best Original Score for Joker and gets a standing ovation on her way to the podium

Icelandic composer, Hildur Guðnadóttir, deservedly won this year’s Oscar for Best Original Score for her work on Joker, and let’s just say this one was a long time coming.

Musically, this year’s Oscars was a night that was all about history-making for the ladies – from Oscar’s first female conductor, to Billie Eilish’s poignant debut, to Guðnadóttir declaring in her acceptance speech, “To the girls, to the women, to the mothers, to the daughters who hear the music bubbling within, please speak up.”

Guðnadóttir won the Academy Award over John Williams (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Alexandre Desplat (Little Women), Randy Newman (Marriage Story), and Thomas Newman (1917).

She is only the seventh woman in Oscars history to be nominated for Best Original Score and only the fourth ever to win in the category.

Can I get a “JASSS QUEEEN” over here please.

Hildur Guðnadóttir, accepting the award for Best Original Score: "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." https://abcn.ws/2UOQaVZ #Oscars

Posted by ABC News on Sunday, 9 February 2020