Crazy Heart Wins Oscar For Best Actor, Best Original Song

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Veteran actor (and American Songwriter cover subject) Jeff Bridges took home the Academy Award for Best Actor on Sunday, his first-ever Oscar, for his performance as the hard-living yet ultimately admirable Bad Blake in the movie Crazy Heart.

Crazy Heart also won in the Original Song category; songwriters Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett were honored for “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart),” beating out selections by Randy Newman (The Princess and the Frog) Reinhardt Wagner and Frank Thomas (Paris 36), and Maury Yeston (Nine).

Bingham and Burnett’s “Weary Kind” also won Best Original Song at the Golden Globes in January.

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