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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

March 7, 2010 at 6:05 PM

The Oscars: Best song, “The Weary Kind”

Miley Cyrus and Amanda Seyfried screw up their lines and look nervous as they introduce a montage of the best song category, with a bit of behind-the-scenes footage and a few lines of music from each. It’s efficient, but doesn’t have the potential campy fun of actually performing the songs. (This is one of the year’s much-buzzed time savers; we’ll see if it makes much difference.) And it goes to “The Weary Kind,” from “Crazy Heart,” by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett, the man who has the greatest name in all of Oscar history, and who is approximately 7 feet tall. “I love you more than rainbows, baby,” says Ryan to his wife, putting him well ahead in the thanking-the-spouse sweepstakes for the night. T-Bone says nothing, but looks cool in his sunglasses.
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(Photo: Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart,” AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Lorey Sebastian)

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