Academy Award Nominations were announced this week honoring the best achievements in motion pictures in 2017—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 Hans Zimmer (X-Men: Dark Phoenix), Lorne Balfe (Pacific Rim Uprising) and Tamar-kali (Come Sunday), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 35 soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week is (with music by): Maze Runner: The Death Cure (John Paesano). Expanding nationwide from its limited release in December is Hostiles (Max Richter).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Hostiles (2 songs)
-Maze Runner: The Death Cure (3 songs)
-American Folk (15 songs)
-Have a Nice Day (4 songs)
-Kickboxer: Retaliation (2 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Mike Patton (The Place Beyond the Pines, Crank: High Voltage) is turning 50 tomorrow, January 27.
- David Robbins (Dead Men Walking, Bob Roberts) is turning 63 on Monday, January 29.
- Steve Bartek (Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Novocaine) is turning 66 Tuesday, January 30.
- Philip Glass (The Hours, Kundun) is turning 56 on Wednesday, January 31
- Andrew Lockington (San Andreas, Journey to the Center of the Earth) is turning 44 on January 31.