Ennio Morricone took home an Oscar last Sunday for his score to The Hateful Eight, beating out none other than John Williams. To learn more, click here.

Announced this week were new composer assignments for Michael Andrews (Money Monster), Christian Henson (Tommy's Honor), Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka (Lion), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

There were 34 new soundtrack albums released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening nationwide this week are (with music by): London Has Fallen (Trevor Morris), The Other Side of the Door (Joseph Bishara), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Nick Urata), and Zootopia (Michael Giacchino).

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- London Has Fallen (no songs)
- The Other Side of the Door (4 songs)
- Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (42 songs)
- Zootopia (10 songs)

Finally, the following composers will be celebrating an upcoming birthday:
- Tuesday: Bruce Broughton (Silverado) will turn 78.
- Friday: Rob Simonsen (The Age of Adaline) will turn 38.