BAFTA Awards Nominations: Hildur Guðnadottir Does It Again

BAFTA Awards Nominations: Hildur Guðnadottir Does It Again

Published January 7, 2020

Inês Pereira
Photo by
Timothee Lambrecq

In the same week that she won a Golden Globe, Hildur Guðnadottir has won a nomination for a BAFTA Award. Between the nominees are also John Williams (Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker), Alexandre Desplat (Little Women), Michael Giacchino (Jojo Rabbit) and Thomas Newman (1917).

Just two days ago, Hildur was up on stage in The Beverly Hilton accepting her Golden Globe for the Best Original Score for ‘Joker’, and now she’s back in the spotlight. The Icelandic composer has been nominated for the best original score by the British Academy Film Award for the same soundtrack. And even though her year has a had a great start, it’s not the first time the composer has seen her brilliance recognized by the academies; Last year, she won an Emmy for the soundtrack in the HBO series, Chernobyl and was nominated for a Grammy for the same work.

Hildur has an impressive resumé, having worked with artists and bands such as múm, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Throbbing Gristle, The Knife, and others. But it was in 2018, when one of her pieces stared the acclaimed series ‘Handmaids Tale’, that her brilliant path to Hollywood stardom was set. Then again, Hildur has been surrounded by music and instruments since she was a child, coming from a family of musicians, as she told us in an interview back in 2018.

Icelanders have been going around the world and spreading their genius through music for a long time. Hildur’s vision making international news and awards is surely a great addition to that legacy.

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