Academy Award Nominations were announced this week honoring the best achievements in motion pictures in 2016—including the Original Score and Original Song categories. For the list of music-related nominations, click here.

Announced this week were new composer assignments for The Newton Brothers (Kodachrome), Rael Jones (My Cousin Rachel), Tuomas Kantelinen (Iron Sky: The Coming Race), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 25 new soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening nationwide this week are (with music by): A Dog's Purpose (Rachel Portman), Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Paul Haslinger) and Gold (Daniel Pemberton).

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- A Dog's Purpose (23 songs)
- Gold (14 songs)
- Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (no songs)

This coming week, the following composers are celebrating their birthdays:
- Steve Bartek (Novocaine, Get Over It) is turning 65 on Monday, January 30.
- Andrew Lockington (San Andreas, The Space Between Us) is turning 43 on Tuesday, January 31.
- Philip Glass (The Hours, Candyman, Notes on a Scandal) is turning 80 on January 31.