Galway-born conductor Eimear Noone became the first female conductor in Oscar history at the ceremony in LA on Sunday night.
Eimear Noone is breaking records at the #Oscars. She is the first female conductor in the award show's history: "I can’t wait to get to the music part. The red carpet is terrifying" pic.twitter.com/ch9yCrjSk9— Variety (@Variety) February 9, 2020
Explaining how she landed the prestigious gig, she said: "I got a phone call from my dear friend music director of the Oscars and that was it really. It was just amazing I do 40, 50 concerts a year and this is extraordinary, it's special and amazing.," she told Variety.
Expressions of goodwill flooded in ahead of her performance:
Delighted to create for the first female conductor Eímear noone an honour— Claire Garvey (@CGarveyDesigner) February 9, 2020
You look stunning in @CGarveyDesigner you will knock them out enjoy ????— Anzybelle Kearney (@anzybelle) February 10, 2020
YES to this fierce goddess! Tonight she will stand on a podium where no woman has stood before...in 92 years.— Lindsay Kent (@KrenshawFilms) February 10, 2020
Catch the feature length documentary about this powerful woman, to be released in 2021!https://t.co/6EMQrDRP79 #Oscars2020
Nice one! @eimearnoone So happy for you! xx— Maeve Sheil (@maevesheil) February 10, 2020