From Iceland — Hildur Guðnadóttir Wins Grammy Award

Hildur Guðnadóttir Wins Grammy Award

Published January 27, 2020

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Timothée Lambrecq

Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir has secured another momentous win, taking home a Grammy award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for her composition of the score for Chernobyl.

2019 has certainly been a fruitful year for the composer. She has been nominated for an Oscar for the same score, which also earned her an Emmy.

She has been nominated for a BAFTA Award, and has also won a Golden Globe, in both cases for composing the score for Joker.

While Hildur has a long resumé, working with acts such as múm, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Throbbing Gristle, The Knife, and others, it was her work with The Handmaid’s Tale in 2018 that got the ball rolling in terms of greater international recognition.

The BAFTA and the Oscar awards will take place on February 2nd and February 9th, respectively, so we will have to see just how many awards this incomparable composer can take home, but these wins are in themselves historic and worthy of adulation.

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