This week, the Golden Globe Awards nominations were announced. Check out the nominees in the film music-related categories by clicking here. Congratulations to all the nominees.

Announced this week were new composer assignments for Thomas Newman (The Little Things & Let Them All Talk), Joseph Bishara (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) and Rob (Gretel & Hansel), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 40 soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): Black Christmas (Will Blair & Brooke Blair), Jumanji: The Next Level (Henry Jackman) and Richard Jewell (Arturo Sandoval).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Jumanji: The Next Level (7 songs)
-Richard Jewell (6 songs)
-Bombshell (6 songs)
-A Hidden Life (12 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Harry Gregson-Williams (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Martian) is turning 58 today.
- Jon Ekstrand (Life, Child 44) is turning 43 tomorrow, December 14.
- Craig Safan (The Last Starfighter, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) is turning 71 on Tuesday, December 17.
- Walter Murphy (Ted, Family Guy) is turning 67 on Thursday, December 19.