This week, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the shortlists in consideration for the 93rd Oscars in nine categories, including Music (Original Score and Original Song). To see the complete list of shortlisted scores and songs, click here.
Announced this week were new composer assignments for Bear McCreary (Masters of the Universe: Revelation), Finneas O'Connell (The Fallout) and Dan Deacon (Hustle), 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): Judas and the Black Messiah (Mark Isham & Craig Harris) and Land (Ben Sollee & Time for Three).
We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Judas and the Black Messiah (17 songs)
-Land (4 songs)
The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Peter Gabriel (The Last Temptation of Christ, Rabbit-Proof Fence) is turning 71 tomorrow, February 13.
- W.G. Snuffy Walden (The West Wing, Friday Night Lights) is also turning 71 on February 13.
- Jocelyn Pook (Eyes Wide Shut, The Wife) is turning 61 on Sunday, February 14.
- Larry Groupé (The Contender, The Outpost) is turning 64 on Tuesday February 16.
- John Corigliano (Altered State, The Red Violin) is turning 83 on February 16.
- Bear McCreary (10 Cloverfield Lane, Godzilla: King of the Monsters) is turning 42 on Wednesday, February 17.