MUSINGS OF A STORY MERCHANT

Saturday, January 2, 2010

CRAZY HEART makes Roger Ebert's TOP TEN FILMS of 2009

Roger Ebert's The Best Films of 2009








Crazy Heart. This year's late-opening sleeper, built on a probable Oscar-winning performance by Jeff Bridges. He plays a nearly-forgotten C&W singer, touring nasty dives and smoky honky-tonks for a few dollars and change. He had hit songs, but alcoholism eroded him. Maggie Gyllenhaal is inspired as the woman who cares for him but doubts his newfound sobriety--and no, this isn't a cornball story about romantic redemption. After the screening a critic said: "This year's "The Wrestler." That sounded about right. Astonishing debut by Scott Cooper." (Roger Ebert)




A list of awards and nominations for CRAZY HEART (so far):

CRAZY HEART
Alliance Of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) 2009 EDA Award Winner
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, CRAZY HEART


Boston Society Of Film Critics Award Winner
Best Use of Music in a Film: CRAZY HEART


Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) Critics' Choice Movie Award Nominee
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, CRAZY HEART
Best Song: “The Weary Kind” by T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham, CRAZY HEART


Chicago Film Critics Association Nominee
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, CRAZY HEART
Most Promising Filmmaker: Scott Cooper, CRAZY HEART


Golden Globe Nominee
Best Actor, Drama: Jeff Bridges, CRAZY HEART
Best Song: "The Weary Kind" (Theme from CRAZY HEART)


Houston Film Critics Society Nominee
Best Performance By an Actor In a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges, CRAZY HEART
Best Original Song: "The Weary Kind" by Ryan Bingham & T. Bone Burnett, CRAZY HEART


Independent Spirit Award Nominee
Best First Feature: CRAZY HEART
Best First Screenplay: CRAZY HEART


International Press Academy (IPA) Nominee
Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Jeff Bridges, CRAZY HEART
Original Song: “The Weary Kind" by Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett, CRAZY HEART


Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) Award Winner
Actor: Jeff Bridges, CRAZY HEART
Music/Score: T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton, CRAZY HEART


New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) 2009 Award Winner
Actor: Jeff Bridges, CRAZY HEART
Film Music or Score: CRAZY HEART, Steve Bruton & T Bone Burnett; music supervisor, Jeffrey Pollack


St. Louis Film Critics 2009 Nominee
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, CRAZY HEART
Best Music: CRAZY HEART

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