Bingham, Burnett, Giacchino Win Oscars
"The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)" by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett from the movie "Crazy Heart" was named Best Original Song and Michael Giacchino won for Best Original Score for "Up" at the 82nd annual Academy Awards Sunday night. Overall, "The Hurt Locker" won the most awards on the night with six, including best picture.
It was the first win for both Bingham and Burnett; Burnett previously was nominated alongside Elvis Costello for "Scarlet Tide" from "Cold Mountain" in 2004. Bingham thanked his wife during his speech, saying he loved her "more than rainbows."
Earlier this year the duo won the Golden Globe for the same song.
The best original song nominees were presented via film clip Sunday night, instead of the traditional live performances. For the first time since 1943, ten films were nominated for best picture, and the presentation of the clips for all the films in contention apparently created a time crunch during the show.
Music did have some presence in the show: Neil Patrick Harris opened the show with a song-and-dance number to introduce hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin; James Taylor played "In My Life" in accompaniment to the "In Memoriam" montage. The nominees for best score were presented in a sequence of interpretive dance routines.
It was the first win for Giacchino, who was nominated in 2008 for "Ratatouille"; he also won the Golden Globe this year for best original score. "If you want to be creative, get out there and do it - it's not a waste of time," Giacchino said in his acceptance speech, mentioning that he had the support of his family and teachers growing up.
In addition, "Music by Prudence," by director Roger Ross Williams and features Zimbabwean musician Prudence Mabhena and her band Liyana won best documentary short.
The Academy Awards aired on ABC live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles; a retransmission squabble between Cablevision and ABC was resolved in the middle of the show.