The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week the nominees for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. For further details, click here.

Also announced this week were new composer assignments for Carter Burwell (The Family Fang and Hail, Caesar!), Heitor Pereira (The Moon and the Sun), Jeff Grace (In a Valley of Violence), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

There were 44 new soundtrack albums released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening nationwide this week are (with music by): Blackhat (Harry Gregson-Williams, Atticus Ross, and Leopold Ross), Paddington (Nick Urata), and The Wedding Ringer (Christopher Lennertz). American Sniper (Clint Eastwood) and Foxcatcher (Rob Simonsen) are expanding nationwide from previous, limited releases.

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- Blackhat (14 songs)
- Paddington (12 songs)
- The Wedding Ringer (32 songs)
- American Sniper (3 songs)
- Foxcatcher (14 songs)
- Spare Parts (21 songs)
- Still Life (no songs)
- Vice (2 songs)

Finally, the following composer will be celebrating an upcoming birthday:
- Friday: David Arnold (Sherlock) will turn 53.