Composer Hildur Guonadottir won the Oscar for Best Original Score for her work on Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker.
Since Joker was released in theaters last fall, the film has earned a number of accolades, particularly for the acclaimed performance of lead actor Joaquin Phoenix. However, Joker composer Hildur Guonadottir has also proven to be a frequent winner throughout this year’s awards season.
Tonight, Hildur Guonadottir added Oscar gold to her list of victories after winning the Academy Award for Best Original Score for Joker. With her Oscar win, Hildur Guonadottir has become only the fourth woman to win an Academy Award in the scoring categories.
The Oscar win marks only the latest victory for Hildur Guonadottir, who has also earned BAFTA, Critics Choice, Golden Globe, and many more awards for her Joker score. In addition to her wins for Joker this year, Hildur Guonadottir has also earned awards for her work on the HBO miniseries Chernobyl.
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Here is the official synopsis for Joker:
Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joker is now available on Digital HD, Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD.