The first woman in 23 years to win the Academy Award for original score

After 23 years a woman wins the Academy Award for the original score: “Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir. Before the Icelandic composer, just four women won in the Oscars’ scoring categories, and the last was British composer Anne Dudley, who won for 1997’s “The Full Monty”.

Only seven women have ever been nominated in the Oscars’ scoring categories. To celebrate, Guðnadóttir concluded her acceptance speech with some inspiring words: “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.”