Jeff Bridges won Best Actor for his role in the hit movie “Crazy Heart” at the 82nd annual Academy Awards Sunday night.
Bridges bested George Clooney (“Up in the Air”), Colin Firth (“A Single Man”), Morgan Freeman (“Invictus”) and Jeremy Renner in “The Hurt Locker.”
My evaluation: This was a tough call for me, but Bridges did a stellar job in “Crazy Heart” and was the favorite heading into the awards show. Hard to beat Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Jeremy Renner’s best performance to date. Oh yeah, Firth and Clooney ain’t too shabby either.