“Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir (CRF 2010) won the Academy Award for original score. The Icelandic composer is just the fourth woman to win in the Oscars’ scoring categories, and the first since 1997.

The 37-year-old Guðnadóttir, who first came to prominence in the Icelandic experimental band Múm, previously won the Golden Globe and BAFTA awards for her “Joker” score. The last woman to win in the category 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.

Guðnadóttir concluded her acceptance speech with a call to arms: “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.”

Read the full article in the LA Times.