Okay, I guess hopping aboard the Crazy Heart hype train wasn’t so crazy after all, as the Jeff Bridges-starring film took out a couple heavyweights at the Golden Globes tonight (though Avatar and Sandra Bullock will probably rule the talk around the entertainment water cooler crowd tomorrow).
Karen O and the Kids sadly came out empty-handed, but T Bone Burnett and the insanely husky-voiced (for a 28-year-old at least) Ryan Bingham won the Best Original Song prize for “The Weary Kind,” the theme song and trailer soundtrack to Crazy Heart. Meanwhile, Bridges beat out Daniel Day-Lewis, Colin Firth, Leonardo DiCaprio, and George Clooney for the Best Actor in a Drama award for his brilliant take on the character Bad Blake.
That just about sums up the “musical” highlights of the Hollywood Foreign Press shindig, besides presenter/Beatle Paul McCartney’s funny joke: “Animation is not just for children. It’s also for adults who take drugs.”
Listen to Burnett and Bingham’s Golden Globe-winning song here and the full list of Golden Globe winners here. Also, check out Burnett’s recent intriguing interview with NPR in which he talks about working with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line and much more here. Congrats, T Bone! Now get back to work.