Just realized this: the musician who co-wrote “The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart”–which has won the Critics Choice and Golden Globe for Best Song–is named Ryan Bingham.
It’s a little confusing because George Clooney’s character’s name from “Up in the Air” is…Ryan Bingham.’ That must be an Oscar first, as Clooney’s main rival for Best Actor is Jeff Bridges, who sings the song in “Crazy Heart.”
At least Clooney has a name in “Up in the Air.” In “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” he’s just “Mr. Fox.” He has no first name. His wife’s name is Felicity (played by Meryl Streep).
And ironically Clooney must be the Weary Kind at this point, what with putting on Friday’s telethon!
The real Ryan Bingham missed getting his Golden Globe on Sunday. He was at the bar, talking to a friend. Co-writer T Bone Burnett accepted solo. If he does that again, either Maury Yeston or Paul McCartney is going to jump up and grab the Oscar!