Academy Awards Show Love to Country Music

The members of the Motion Picture Academy had plenty of love to shine on country music during tonight’s 82nd Annual Academy Awards show. How many awards did the country music themed film Crazy Heart receive?

Crazy Heart, the film about the life of a faded country music singer, claimed Oscar gold on Sunday by winning two golden statues. The film’s star,  Jeff Bridges, won the Best Actor in a Leading Role category while Ryan Bingham and T. Bone Burnett won the Best Original Song category for the film’s theme song, “The Weary Kind.”

In another country music related win, Sandra Bullock won the Best Actress in a Leading Role award for her performance as Leigh Anne Touhy in The Blind Side. The film also stars country superstar Tim McGraw as Sean Touhy whose family befriends a homeless teenager who goes on to become a professional football player in the NFL.

It was the first Academy Award win for both Bridges and Bullock.

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