Alexandre Desplat was honored with his second Academy Award last Sunday for his music to The Shape of Water and Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez won their second Oscar for the song "Remember Me" from Coco. For the full story, click here.

Announced this week were new composer assignments for Rupert Gregson-Williams (Aquaman), Jeff Russo (Mile 22) and Peter Nashel (Book Club), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

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

Opening in theaters nationwide this week is (with music by): Gringo (Christophe Beck), The Hurricane Heist (Lorne Balfe), The Strangers: Prey at Night (Adrian Johnston) and A Wrinkle in Time (Ramin Djawadi).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Gringo (7 songs)
-The Strangers: Prey at Night (10 songs)
-A Wrinkle in Time (8 songs)
-Goldstone (3 songs)
-Our Blood Is Wine (10 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Mark Mancina (Moana, Speed) is turning 61 today.
- Deborah Lurie (Dear John, An Unfinished Life) is turning 44 today.
- Brad Fiedel (The Terminator, True Lies) is turning 67 tomorrow, March 10.
- Rob Simonsen (Foxcatcher, Nerve) is turning 40 on Sunday, March 11.
- David Newman (Hoffa, The Flintstones) is turning 64 on March 11
- Terence Blanchard (Malcolm X, The 25th Hour) is turning 56 on Tuesday, March 13.
- Quincy Jones (The Color Purple, In the Heat of the Night) is turning 85 on Wednesday, March 14.