Hildur Gudnadottir was honored with her first Academy Award last Sunday for her music to Joker and Elton John & Bernie Taupin won the Oscar for the song "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman. For the full story, click here.

Announced this week were new composer assignments for Dominic Lewis (Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway), Mark Isham & Isabella Summer (Little Fires Everywhere) and Nick Urata (The Fugitive), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 30 new soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): Downhill (Hauschka), Fantasy Island (Bear McCreary), The Photograph (Robert Glasper and Sonic the Hedgehog (Junkie XL).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Downhill] (10 songs)
-Fantasy Island (7 songs)
-The Photograph(21 songs)
-Sonic the Hedgehog (11 songs)
-A Simple Wedding (1 song)
-Buffaloed (16 songs)
-Come As You Are (22 songs)
-Spy Intervention (10 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Jocelyn Pook (Eyes Wide Shut, The Wife) is turning 60 today.
- Larry Groupé (The Contender, Commander in Chief) is turning 63 on Sunday, February 16.
- John Corigliano (Altered State, The Red Violin) is turning 82 on February 16.
- Bear McCreary (10 Cloverfield Lane, Happy Death Day) is turning 41 on Monday, February 17.
- Shigeru Umebayashi (In the Mood for Love, The Grandmaster) is turning 69 on Wednesday, February 19.
- Michael A. Levine (Cold Case, Close to Home) is turning 56 on Thursday, February 20.