Academy Award Nominations were announced this week honoring the best achievements in motion pictures in 2021—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 John Williams (The Fabelmans), John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter & Daniel A. Davies (Firestarter) and Lorne Balfe (Tetris), 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): Blacklight (Mark Isham), Death on the Nile (Patrick Doyle) and Marry Me (John Debney).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical release:
-Death on the Nile (6 songs)
-Marry Me (24 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Peter Gabriel (The Last Temptation of Christ, Rabbit-Proof Fence) is turning 72 on Sunday, February 13.
- W.G. Snuffy Walden (The West Wing, Friday Night Lights) is also turning 72 on February 13.
- Jocelyn Pook (Eyes Wide Shut, The Wife) is turning 62 on Monday, February 14.
- Larry Groupé (The Contender, The Outpost) is turning 65 on Wednesday, February 16.
- John Corigliano (Altered State, The Red Violin) is turning 84 on February 16.
- Bear McCreary (10 Cloverfield Lane, Godzilla: King of the Monsters) is turning 43 on Thursday, February 17.