So proud and thrilled for my friend Eimear @eimearnoone she became the first woman to conduct the Oscar orchestra tonight in a truly stunning performance ! Go girl ! #Oscars #Oscars2020 #eimearnoone pic.twitter.com/9W8oFhdiFT
— Roma Downey (@RealRomaDowney) February 10, 2020
Ireland-born Eimear Noone becomes the first woman to conduct at the Oscar ceremony.
Then, the trio introduced Eimear Noone, the first woman conductor at the Oscars, who—in a horrifying move that surely wasn’t Noone’s choice—only led the orchestra for the Best Original Score nominees, and nothing else for any other part of the ceremony. It was a clear instance of tokenism: as long as we can see her, she can conduct.