Crazy Heart and The Blind Side Net Academy Award Nominations

Jeff Bridges, Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett and Maggie Gyllenhaal are nominated for Oscars for their work in Crazy Heart. Additionally, The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw, received a nomination for best motion picture. Bullock is also nominated for best actress in a leading role. The nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced Tuesday (Feb. 2). Bridges is up for best actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Bad Blake, a faded country music star. Bingham and Burnett share the nomination for original song of the year for “The Weary Kind,” the film’s theme. Bridges, Bingham and Burnett all won in similar categories during the recent Golden Globe Awards. Gyllenhaal is nominated for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for her characterization of journalist Jean Craddock. Nominations in the original song category include two titles written by Randy Newman for the Disney animated film, The Princess and the Frog. The Academy Awards, hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, will air March 7 on ABC.