"Crazy Heart" song gets Oscar nomination
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"Crazy Heart" song gets Oscar nomination

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart) received an Oscar nomination in the Best Original Song category. Co-written by T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham, who sings the song, the two recently won the Golden Globe Award in the Best Original Song - Motion Picture category. The movie is about a down-and-out country singer.

The song is on the "Crazy Heart Original Motion Picture Soundtrack," which was fifth on SoundScan for soundtracks and sixth for Top Country Albums. The soundtrack features music from the movie, starring Jeff Bridges, who was nominated for best actor.

Others nominated were two tunes from "The Princess and the Frog" by Randy Newman, Take It All from "Nine" by two-time Tony winner Maury Yeston and Loin de Paname from "Paris 36" by Reinhardt Wagner and Frank Thomas.


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